Independence Parade – Lebanon 1971

We had more warplanes and helicopters back in 1971 than we currently have now. Unfortunately, the 12 Mirages that we got from France were never really used due to lack of funds and later sold to Pakistan. Here's another video showing Prince Fayssal's visit to Lebanon in 1971 where his plane was escorted by the Lebanese Air Force's Mirages.

A Nice Compilation of #OldLebanon Pictures

How did Beirut, Tyre, Jounieh, Taanayel, Beqaa, Tripoli, Nahr el Kalb, Dahr el Baydar, Baalbeck, Bekfaya and many other regions in Lebanon look like between the 1950s and 70s? I just stumbled upon this beautiful 3 minute long compilation of old pictures. Check it out and enjoy!
Fun

A Lebanese Wedding From The 1960s

2 months ago
The Lebanese Heritage shared an old footage showing a Lebanese wedding from the 1960s. No doomsday Zaffe, no dancing floor, no fireworks, no drones, no Ali el Deek, no first dance, no “You can leave ...
Architecture

Pictures of The “Laziza Grande Brasserie du Levant” Before it Gets Demolished

2 months ago
The Laziza brewery (“Laziza Grande Brasserie du Levant”), which was established in the early 1930s and closed in 2003 is getting demolished to make way for a new project called “Mar Mikhael Village” by renowned ...
Advertising

Superjus Ad – 1975

3 months ago
Hot (Lebanese?) girls in bikinis tanning and drinking Superjus. I wonder how will people perceive such an ad if it was done nowadays? Funnily enough, I was checking the comments on OldBeirut’s FB page and ...
Baladi

Al Kassouf Grand Hotel

5 months ago
Check out these beautiful shots that I took from inside the iconic Al Kassouf Hotel in Shweir, which was built in the 1930s and damaged during the war. According to a 2013 post on Shweir.com, ...
History

Lebanon at the Disco Dance Finals in 1980

7 months ago
I have no idea how my friend Mark dug out this video but it’s pretty cool. There was a Lebanese participant at the the 1980 Disco Dance World Finals called Henri Daou. I have no ...
Baladi

In Pictures: Bechara El Khoury Abandoned Palace in Zokak el-Blat

7 months ago
Zokak el-Blat used to be one of the upper class districts in Beirut where villas and palaces were built. It was also the first area to have a paved road, hence its name. Two of ...
Baladi

Visiting The Grand Aley Hotel, Also Known As Gebaily Hotel

8 months ago
I shared a piece by the Guardian earlier this year on the The Grand Aley Hotel and how it’s been for sale since 2008 after the central bank seized the hotel. Update: The owners are ...
Lebanon

Meet The Lebanese Rambo

8 months ago
Here’s an fun interview from 1985 with a Lebanese Rambo look-alike. There is a striking resemblance between him and the real Rambo. I love how he’s out there emptying his clips and firing RPGs in ...
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