Old Buildings Of Beirut On The Verge Of Extinction

CNN featured Beirut's old buildings as 1 of the 25 magnificent structures on the verge of extinction. Here's what they said: As if decades of civil war and bombardments weren't enough, the remaining old buildings of Beirut are now under threat by property developers who are looking to create new luxury blocks on real estate currently occupied by traditional structures. Many have been hastily deemed unfit for living, pushing residents away: less than 350 heritage…

Rare Footage From The Lebanese-Syrian Rally, AKA The Safari of the Middle East, In 1974

This is quite an amazing old footage from 1974 back when we had a rally between Lebanon and Syria that looked a bit like the Paris Dakar. Lebanese Driver Joe Hindi won the rally that year against the likes of Hannu Mikkola who became World Champion in 1983, the famous Jean Todt who later became the Scuderia Ferrari F1 team manager and is currently the FIA president. I also spotted Sehnaoui in that race. The…
Lebanon

12 Vintage Posters And Pictures To Commemorate 70 Years Of Middle East Airlines

1 year ago
via MEA Since Middle East Airlines is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, I thought I dig out old posters and pictures to reflect on these 70 years and how things have changed. Enjoy! PS: ...
Beirut

An Amazing HQ Lebanon Video From The 1960s

1 year ago
If you are like old pictures and videos of Lebanon, then Kheireddine El-Ahdab is the man to follow. He always shares the most amazing old videos and pictures of Beirut and Lebanon and his latest ...
Beirut

In Pictures: Phoenicia Hotel In Beirut From 1961 Till 2015

1 year ago
The oldest picture of Phoenicia I was able to find. It was taken before the grand opening in 1961 Phoenicia Beirut was celebrating its 50th anniversary around the same time four years ago. This majestic ...
Automotive

The First Lebanese Car

1 year ago
via RaniaelKhatib I don’t know how accurate this poster is but Lissan Al Hal (in Arabic لسان الحال) was a daily Lebanese newspaper that was established by Khalil Sarkis in the 1870s and is considered ...
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An Old Martyrs Square Monument That Was Removed In 1950s

1 year ago
Update (19 March 2015):: Here’s a small french text I found about the monument “Le groupe en bronze sculpté par un italien du nom de Mazzucati a pris la place du monument en pierre de ...
Lebanon

Rare Footage From 1941 Of Lebanon’s Ski School In The Cedars

1 year ago
Old Picture of British Troops in the Cedars Back In the 1940s – via Old Beirut Check out this pretty cool footage from 1941 that was shot by the Australian Imperial Forces in the Cedars. ...
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How Russia Responded To The Kidnapping of Four Soviet Diplomats In Beirut In 1985

1 year ago
A friend was showing me a post on 9gag about kidnapped Soviets in Beirut and how Russia’s counter-terrorism Alpha Group handled the situation. I’ve read a lot about kidnappings, specially from the PLO, in the ...
Beirut

Fairouz Old House In Beirut To Become A Museum

1 year ago
The old Beiruti house Fairouz grew up in won’t be demolished and turned into a skyscraper. Instead the municipality of Beirut will take over the house and turn it into a museum to honor Fairouz’s ...
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