Beirut as Seen From Space

French Astronaut Thomas Pesquet shared yesterday a stunning shot of Beirut taken from the International Space Station. Pesquet has never been to Beirut yet but none of us Lebanese have seen Beirut the way he just did :) If you look at the high-res shot, you can zoom in and easily spot Raouche, Zaitunay Bay, Horsh Beirut, Beirut Port and the Camille Chamoun Sporting City among other things. The Cupola is an ESA-built observatory module…
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Al Kassouf Grand Hotel

1 month 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, ...
Middle East

Best AP 2016 Images From The Middle East

1 month ago
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 ...
Lebanon

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

2 months 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

2 months 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

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

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

3 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

3 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 ...
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