A Dive From The Top Of Raouche Back in 1983

There are very few documented jumps from the Raouche rock but apparently it was quite common back in the old days and people would do it to show off not to commit suicide. The below video is taken from a 1983 Lebanese movie called "عودة البطل" where a stuntman called Mohammad Itani dove from the top instead of the actor Mohammad Mawla. According to NostalgiaLB, Itani was used to jumping off the Pigeon Rock. He…

Rare Beirut Pictures From The UNEF’s Diary (1965-1966)

UNEF Captain Gord Jenkins stayed in Beirut between 1965 and 1966 and kept a diary of his stay with his wife Jan which includes a lot of awesome and rare pictures. Here's what he said about Lebanon: Beirut Lebanon had become increasingly important for 115 ATU and -instead of Cairo- Beirut became the main closest supply base for parts ,equipment and food- if you had the money in those days you could buy anything in…
Architecture

The Grand Aley Hotel: Built in 1926, For Sale Since 2008

10 months ago
This is a cool piece by Dima Karam (The Guardian) on the Grand Aley Hotel that was built in 1926 by three brothers from a Beiruti trading family. The British Army set up their command ...
Old Lebanon

15 Awesome Pictures of Tripoli’s Abandoned Railway Station

1 year ago
The Tripoli railway station is located in el-Mina area and is the second oldest train station in Lebanon after Riyak which began operating in 1891. Tripoli’s railway station used to connect to Homs in Syria ...
Movies & Television

Agent 505: Death Trap Beirut (1966)

1 year ago
Agent 505: Death Trap Beirut, also known as La trappola scatta a Beirut (Italy) or Baroud à Beyrouth pour F.B.I. 505 (France) is a 1966 movie shot in Beirut and directed by Manfred R. Köhler. ...
Critiques

Garbage Crisis in Beirut Back in The Old Days

1 year ago
This is an old interview with an AUB student (Engineer) talking about a garbage crisis at the time (Not sure about the year), and asking people to wrap their garbage properly and not throw them ...
Architecture

Charles De Gaulle’s Beirut Residence is Not Getting Demolished

1 year ago
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 ...
Lebanon

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, ...
Humor

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 ...
Lebanon

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 ...
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