How Beirut Martyrs Square Looked in 1995

Here's a rare video shared by Old Beirut of Martyrs Square and its surrounding back in 1995. Saifi village, Al Amin Mosque, Virgin Megastore and several other buildings weren't built yet. I think the only two major buildings that remain untouched till today are Burj el Murr and the bullet-scarred Holiday Inn Hotel. PS: I'm gonna try dig out old Beirut pictures from 1995 and compare them with recent pictures.

Meet Tarek Abou Al Dahab: Former Lebanese Cyclist Champion & Olympic Athlete in 1968 and 1972

A Facebook post caught my attention last week about a former racing cyclist in Beirut called Abou el Dahab who runs his own bicycle shop with his son Osama in Zarif in Beirut. Abou el Dahab is 76 years old but he's still an active cyclist and exercises everyday for 30 minutes in his small shop according to the post. Picture via Mohamad Cheblak Tarek Abou el Dahab is also a Lebanese Olympian. He began…
Photo Credits: Jad Ghorayeb
Lebanon

8 Stunning Pictures From Inside Lamartine/ Mezher’s Palace, Hammana

2 months ago
The famous Mezher palace located in Hammana and overlooking the valley was once the residence of the famous French poet and statesman Alphonse de Lamartine. The Mezher palace was dubbed the Poet’s dream and quoting ...
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Movies & Television

A Dive From The Top Of Raouche Back in 1983

2 months ago
There are very few documented jumps from the Raouche rock but apparently it was quite common back in the old days and people would do it to show off not to commit suicide. The below ...
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Lebanon

Rare Beirut Pictures From The UNEF’s Diary (1965-1966)

3 months ago
UNEF (United Nations Emergency Force) Captain Gord Jenkins stayed in Beirut between 1965 and 1966 and kept a diary of his stay with his wife Jan which includes a lot of awesome and rare pictures. ...
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Architecture

The Grand Aley Hotel: Built in 1926, For Sale Since 2008

4 months ago
This is a cool piece by Dima Karam (The Guardian) on the Grand Aley Hotel that was built in 1926 by three brothers from a Beiruti trading family. The British Army set up their command ...
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Old Lebanon

15 Awesome Pictures of Tripoli’s Abandoned Railway Station

5 months ago
The Tripoli railway station is located in el-Mina area and is the second oldest train station in Lebanon after Riyak which began operating in 1891. Tripoli’s railway station used to connect to Homs in Syria ...
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Movies & Television

Agent 505: Death Trap Beirut (1966)

6 months ago
Agent 505: Death Trap Beirut, also known as La trappola scatta a Beirut (Italy) or Baroud à Beyrouth pour F.B.I. 505 (France) is a 1966 movie shot in Beirut and directed by Manfred R. Köhler. ...
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Critiques

Garbage Crisis in Beirut Back in The Old Days

6 months ago
This is an old interview with an AUB student (Engineer) talking about a garbage crisis at the time (Not sure about the year), and asking people to wrap their garbage properly and not throw them ...
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Architecture

Charles De Gaulle’s Beirut Residence is Not Getting Demolished

7 months ago
The sign on Charles De Gaulle’s Beirut residence in Mar Elias disappeared few days ago and got reported on Save Beirut Heritage’s Facebook page. There were worries that the house might get demolished but the ...
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