and these are the last batch of my walking tour few days ago…I should do this more often…and probably print those pictures and hang them, they really remind me of the Beirut my parents must have known, which must have been a magical time, where bombs, electricity cuts, awful traffic and very bad politicians were not even invented!
Do you also live in a city of contrast? Beirut is definitely one of them…
There is one street in Hamra area, that makes me feel that I have trespassed time; a narrow path taking you from the American University of Beirut down to the corniche and the sea. It has a mix of ridiculously expensive high rises as well as left overs from an era where people didn’t have mobile phones, internet, and color TV.
Here are some of the pictures I took.. cherish them. the next time you will pass by, they might have been reduced to a pile of ashes.
More of those pictures in my next post…
Amazing to walk down the streets an early morning and clicking away with my camera! I love those spontanious moments, and i cherish what I see and hope to be able to give you a sense of what the street spirit is at that moment…These pictures are snapshots of the walls around the amercain university of Beirut, and down the small streets towards the sea.
Next post will be about more pictures from that area, about the remains of very old Beiruti houses!