Garbage Crisis in Beirut Back in The Old Days

This is an old interview with an AUB student talking about a garbage crisis at the time , and asking people to wrap their garbage properly and not throw them in the streets randomly. Funnily enough, the journalist is asking him if burning the garbage can help them and he answers that there's no need to as long as the garbage is being collected every day and dumped in the sea! You can't really blame…

Charles De Gaulle’s Beirut Residence is Not Getting Demolished

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 Ministry of Culture denied the rumors. However the stories that emerged were not really convincing, as one source said that the house owner removed the plate to clean it up and protect it and another version said the owner removed…

18 Old & Recent Pictures to Celebrate AUB’s 150th Anniversary!

1 year ago
I compiled a list of old pictures of the American University of Beirut from 1890 until today to celebrate its 150th anniversary. I found old photos from 1890, 1907, 1910, the 1920s, 1930, 1942, 1953, ...

A Scandal in Beirut in 1976–A Dream Come True in 2016

1 year ago
On January 18, 1976, Beirut experienced a major blackout for a total of 20 minutes due to the ongoing fights. A 20 minute blackout was considered a scandal at the time even though the country ...

The Legendary Palmyra Hotel In Baalbeck: Open Since 1874

1 year ago
I’ve been to Baalbeck quite a few times but I never had the chance to visit the legendary Palmyra hotel there. The hotel is one of the oldest in Lebanon, if not the oldest, and ...

Watch This Epic Dive From The Top Of Raouche Rock (Pigeon Rock)

1 year ago
This video was shared yesterday on NostalgiaLB (I love this page!) and shows an incredible dive by a war amputee called Oliver Ghorayyeb back in 1994 from the top of Raouche Rock. It’s definitely not ...

After 35 Years, You Will Finally Be Able To Watch (Not Just Listen) To Ziad Rahbani Plays!

1 year ago
How many of you have been listening to Ziad Rahbani plays for the past 20 years or more? How many times have you visualized the scenes in your head while listening to the plays? How ...

The Iconic Heneine Palace In Beirut Placed on the 2016 World Monuments Fund Watch List

1 year ago
The Heinene Palace, one of Beirut’s oldest and most iconic palaces, has just been placed on the 2016 World Monuments Fund Watch List thanks to Save Beirut Heritage! The 19th century palace was built during ...

Rare Harissa Footage From The Early 1940s

1 year ago
The Jounieh bay was pretty much empty. Check out this amazing video [here]. An old picture of Harissa taken in the 1920s via LBCI ...

Old Buildings Of Beirut On The Verge Of Extinction

2 years ago
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 ...