My walking this morning took me to the streets of Ashrafieh in Beirut. Still a reminiscence of the old lovely Beirut, but mixed totally with super modern high rises that pop up like mushrooms in between the soon to be ruins of old Beirut.
It is quite a contrast to see old artisans side by side to super sleek and modern buildings. And maybe that is the way it should be. A mix of today and yesterday. I just hope that the signs of yesterday will prevail, they add such strong charm to the neighborhood, and a feeling of history that you will not see anymore once the last yellow stone and red tile has been removed.
Enjoy the street…
For those enjoying the virtual walk, why don’t you join the one in Hamra and Ain EL Mreisseh, just click here and here.