2017 Byblos Bank Award for Photography: My Two Favorite Photos

Every year at the Beirut Art Fair, I make sure to drop by Byblos Bank's stand to check out photos of the Byblos Bank Award for Photography finalists. The annual award was launched in 2012 and supports emerging local talents by placing their work at the heart of the photography market and giving them access to collectors, experts, gallerists, the media, and professional photographers. The winner is selected by a world-renowned jury of photography professionals…

In Pictures: Ibrahim Shaker Palace – Ras Al Jabal / Aley

Saudi business magnate Ibrahim Shaker had his villa built in one of the most strategic locations in Aley in the 1950s. Shaker was a business pioneer in Saudi Arabia and a member of the Administrative Committee of the first Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Jeddah, a committee founded in 1946 and that included Jeddah's elite traders. The villa's location was next to the infamous Hill 888, a highly strategic spot, which witnessed a lot…
Baladi

In Pictures: Abandoned Amriyeh Hotel

3 weeks ago
Amriyeh Hotel was once one of Lebanon’s biggest hotels and a touristic hot spot. It was owned by Kayssar Amer and had its own theater and cinema. The hotel was located at Bekfaya’s entrance on ...
BlogWaladi

#BlogWaladi: Celebrating Brian’s Two Years in Pictures

2 months ago
It’s true what they say that “Time flies when you’re having fun”. Brian has officially turned two on Saturday and the past 24 months have been tiring but thrilling, exciting and more importantly rewarding. Raising ...
Fun

Check out Zahlegigapixels.com

3 months ago
If you’ve never been to Zahle yet, you can now go on a virtual tour on Zahlegigapixels.com: a stunning panoramic gigapixels image produced by Clement Tannouri. The 360 view allows you to zoom in on ...
Beirut

Beirut as Seen From Space

7 months ago
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 ...
Baladi

A Gorgeous 360° Panorama Photo of Zahle – By Clement Tannouri

7 months ago
Check out this stunning 360° Panorama shot of Zahle taken by Clement Tannouri after the latest storm from the highest point at Our Lady of Zahle. Check it out [here] and make sure you are ...
Baladi

Al Kassouf Grand Hotel

8 months 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

8 months 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

9 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 ...
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