I heard about this Nahr el Mot multi-bridges project months ago, and it seems like an ideal solution to the traffic there, but its implementation is a disaster. Two weeks ago, they decided to open up a road next to the bridge connecting Nahr el Mot to Salloume, therefore putting a bridge in the middle of a highway !
I don’t think i have ever seen that anywhere before, a bridge in the middle of the highway with the rest of the lanes on the left and right ! Add to that Lebanese drivers switching lanes left and right and driving recklessly and you get a living hell :-)
This stunning picture is one of many photographer Clement Tannouri took of Lebanon in his album entitled “Liban: Sur la terre comme au ciel”. There are other images including regions such as Ehden, Qaraoun, Mount Lebanon, Sannine, Bkaakafra, Annoubine, Beirut and Byblos that i will upload later on.
Why i uploaded this picture in specific is that my old house appears on it, the small one on the extreme left with the green windows. I was practically living on the beach back then, too bad they buried the sea in front of it. [High resolution]
I just found out about the LIFE magazine photography archive and decided to check for “Lebanon” and “Beirut” and found some pretty interesting pictures some dating to the 50′s and even older. Check the pictures out by click [Here] for the Lebanon search and [Here] for Beirut.
Roadster diner is one of the most popular diners in Lebanon, and my favorite, and i am not saying that just cause of their really good food. Their customer service is impeccable and believe it or not, this is something very hard to find in Lebanon.
Yesterday, i ordered two sandwiches (Lemon Turkey) and a drink for a friend and myself. 17 minutes later, the order was here, even quicker than a fast food place. However, one of the sandwiches was a Tuna melt not a Lemon Turkey. I called them and reported the error, they apologized and sent 10 minutes later the correct sandwich (Free of charge of course and without taking the wrong one).
Added to that, they called me today to apologize for the error again and thanked me for calling.
To commemorate the Lebanese civil war, the two opposing political camps in Lebanon â€“ March 8 and March 14 â€” chose this year to remember this day in a friendly football game in a show of solidarity.
Among the players in the 30-minute match were the following ministers and MPs: Ali Abdullah Ziad Baroud, Jebran Bassil, Mohammed Rahhal, Akram Shehayeb, Simon Abi Ramia, Ibrahim Kanaan, Ghassan Mukhaiber, Fadi Aawar, Alain Aoun, Ali Ammar, Serge Torsarkissian, Nadim Gemayel, Sami Gemayel and Ali Miqdad.
The game was hilarious to watch, and at the end Sami Gemayel scored two goals for the red team beating the white team 2-0.
Here’s a picture of our Prime minister Saad Hariri dribbling the ball. (Taken from Al-Akhbar)