Pictures of The “Laziza Grande Brasserie du Levant” Before it Gets Demolished

The Laziza brewery , which was established in the early 1930s and closed in 2003 is getting demolished to make way for a new project called "Mar Mikhael Village" by renowned Lebanese architect Bernard Khoury. Khoury plans "to demolish the existing building, replacing it with the memory of its shell; its morphology traced and reproduced using a permeable lattice of vertical and horizontal elements, with its infamous arch untouched along the southern façade", so basically…

Superjus Ad – 1975

Hot girls in bikinis tanning and drinking Superjus. I wonder how will people perceive such an ad if it was done nowadays? Funnily enough, I was checking the comments on OldBeirut's FB page and almost everyone's confusing Superjus with Bonjus. I can't tell the difference right now because it's been a while since I had one of those . I love how Superjus' slogan was "The Natural Juice of Lebanon". They should make it "The…
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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, ...
History

Lebanon at the Disco Dance Finals in 1980

10 months ago
I have no idea how my friend Mark dug out this video but it’s pretty cool. There was a Lebanese participant at the the 1980 Disco Dance World Finals called Henri Daou. I have no ...
Architecture

A Look inside Le Grand Théâtre de Beirut

10 months ago
Le Grand Théâtre de Beirut or Beirut’s Grand Theater is one of the last remaining relics of pre-war Beirut. This landmark building was built in the late 1930s and was a venue for performances of ...
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In Pictures: Bechara El Khoury Abandoned Palace in Zokak el-Blat

10 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 ...
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Visiting The Grand Aley Hotel, Also Known As Gebaily Hotel

11 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 ...
Lebanon

Meet The Lebanese Rambo

11 months ago
Here’s an fun interview from 1985 with a Lebanese Rambo look-alike. There is a striking resemblance between him and the real Rambo. I love how he’s out there emptying his clips and firing RPGs in ...
Art

World’s Oldest Scale Found Near Kfaraabida, North Lebanon (Via Beirut Report)

11 months ago
The world’s oldest scale beam as well as other fascinating archaeological finds are currently on display at the American University of Beirut Archaeology museum. The scale beam “dates back to the early third millennium BC ...
Beirut

How Beirut Martyrs Square Looked in 1995

1 year ago
Here’s a rare video shared by Old Beirut of Martyrs Square and its surrounding back in 1995. Saifi village, Al Amin Mosque, Virgin Megastore and several other buildings weren’t built yet. I think the only ...
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