Lebanese TV Channels that You May Have Never Heard Of

If you ask me about old Lebanese TV channels that were shut down, I can think of C33 and ICN but there's more. I came across a FB post by a friend and an old Annahar article that lists old TV stations that you've probably never heard of. Some of those include: Al Mashriq TV which started broadcasting in 1991 CVN which was also founded in the 1990s by Pierre Azar and Akram Karam but…

The Story Behind This Iconic Lebanese Civil War Picture Shot 33 years Ago

With April 13, the remembrance day of Lebanon's war, approaching, I found this intriguing article posted by the Guardian on a Lebanese Photographer called Maher Attar who got reunited with the one-legged mother that he took a picture of during the Civil War and that made it to the front of the New York Times "capturing Lebanon’s disintegration like few other images in the 15-year conflict and launched his career". It's a very powerful image…

Beirut’s “Green Line” Through the Eyes of Lebanese photographer Patrick Baz

4 months ago
Just like many Beirutis, war was the new normal for Lebanese Photographer Patric Baz who used live along Beirut’s Green line during the Lebanese civil war. At age 17, he picked up his father’s camera ...

The Awesome Story Behind Moussa Castle

6 months ago
Even though I’ve been to Moussa Castle several times, I had no idea that the man who built it was still alive and for some reason never had the curiosity to look him up. Unfortunately, ...

In Pictures: Abandoned Windsor Hotel – Aley

8 months ago
Our friend and talented photographer Jad Ghorayeb [FB] [Insta] paid a visit to yet another abandoned hotel in Lebanon, the Windsor Hotel in Aley. Hotel Windsor was built by J. and W. Takla, and officially ...

Pictures from the Lebanese War by Pulitzer Prize-winning Photographer Bill Foley

8 months ago
I’m always on the lookout for pictures from the Lebanese Civil war and my latest finding is Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Bill Foley. I remember seeing a couple of Foley pictures online in past years but ...

A Saudi Warning to Lebanon from 1967

9 months ago
OldBeyrouth shared yesterday an excerpt from an article published in 1967 depicting the reactions of Lebanese officials following a Saudi warning. The warning apparently came after a Lebanese newspapers attacked the Kingdom but the Lebanese ...

Back when a Full Ski Day Used to Cost 25 Liras

9 months ago
I found this old poster on Save Beirut Heritage’s FB page taken from the Daily Star and it dates back to January 15 1966. The poster is by Kurban Tours (not sure if it’s the ...

When Louis Armstrong Visited Beirut in 1959

10 months ago
Famous American trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong, who’s considered as one of the finest jazz musicians of all time, apparently visited Beirut in 1959 and performed at the UNESCO Theater. Armstrong was on a Middle ...

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

11 months ago
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 ...