Al Kassouf Grand Hotel

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, Hotel Kassouf became part of Shweir once again as Kassouf hills were ruled by Majles Shoora al Dawleh to be back under the administration of the municipality as they were 40 years ago. More pictures are available on my instagram…

Best AP 2016 Images From The Middle East

2016 has been unfortunately a bloody year for the Middle East and the majority of this year's top AP images are from wars or suicide bombings mainly from Iraq & Syria. Mercifully as put by AP, "2016 also brought opportunities for people to gather for sacred days and in celebration of their daily lives". I chose few pictures from AP's top 2016 photos from the region. You can check out the full list . Mosul…
Lebanon

A Bunch of Awesome & Untouched Shots Taken With the Huawei P9 Dual-Lens Leica Camera

1 month ago
The Huawei P9 smartphone is all about the camera. It’s decent looking phone with a rather sluggish software but its Leica-branded dual-lens camera is one of the best I’ve seen so far and makes the ...
Baladi

In Pictures: Christmas Tree & Decoration at City Centre Beirut

1 month ago
Lighting up the Christmas tree is becoming a nice tradition at City Centre Beirut. Last year, I couldn’t make it but I made sure to attend yesterday and bring Baby Brian along. The event was ...
Architecture

Abandoned Silk Mill – Kfarmatta

1 month ago
Make sure to follow my adventures on [Instagram]. I’ve heard a lot of people talk about the Silk Museum, which dates back to 1792, in the Lebanese village of Bsous but few of them mention ...
Baladi

The Golden Forest – A hike from Dahr El Keif to Azer Forest

1 month ago
When a friend of mine approached me with a Sunday plan for a hike in Akkar, I responded with the typical “Menshouf”, equivalent to “probably not”. All he had to do was show me a ...
Baladi

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

2 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

Lebanese Photographer Fadi BouKaram is Visiting All of America’s Lebanons

2 months ago
Fadi BouKaram flew all the way to the United States to discover all the cities and towns called Lebanon. Fadi will be touring the US over a five-month period and visiting over 40 “Lebanons”. Some ...
Baladi

Visiting The Grand Aley Hotel, Also Known As Gebaily Hotel

3 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 ...
Baladi

14 Stunning Night Shots by Georges Boutros

3 months ago
George Boutros is an amateur yet passionate night sky photographer who has been dedicating a lot of time and effort for his hobby. A month ago, he was telling us about his new project which ...
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