Old Footage Shows The Beatles Arriving in Beirut

The Beatles never performed in Beirut but they did make a refueling stop at Beirut's airport back in 1964 on their way to Hong Kong. The trip included several refueling stops and lasted over 24 hours. The legendary band was met with hundreds of screaming fans hoping to get signatures. Some even attempted to get into the plane. In fact, it was mentioned on the Beatlesbible website that the police resorted to fire-fighting foam to…

12 Colorized Old Pictures of #Lebanon

LiveLoveBeirut shared today 25+ stunning old photos of Lebanon for the first time. The pictures are colorized, and include areas like Bcharre, Beirut, Nahr el Kalb, Baalbeck and others. I selected my favorite 12 shots, check out the rest =68.ARD6evh2xs98U94C-Pxg7Dtl-E0UAXwvSJeoXNF3fgUSkK8iBLEZpehGwHhqOOoRoOjNiIM6NywNU5BJoofkKij9gnJbTdz2hDN6HUjjjrYM04LFzhZWDISPbCHXUD5K3xYYo2YG2UEecCt6_1tBA3XY9E8TgGJTyH4gP4CqmVlarmrjGxUi6oDUmLVnunjfonerWz7FIOtsuPB922U-vAM2vuWVzPFBPnXmlaAsx9qolysF8xGQwe2r5wBfx6AYTDkfnfOqLdUANT7Mmq2DQGQp4lNad_JcgQhbx86x5WvO2xrO_3oOxwlesmLH2DLFIXVfP_PlHLNPV5rZbiHGiGQfqw&__tn__=-R" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">here].
History

Tripoli (Victoria) Naval Cemetery

4 months ago
We’ve all been to Tripoli, but I bet few of you know that there’s a naval cemetery from WWII in Al Mina. The cemetery is managed and maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), ...
Old Lebanon

Ten Haunting Pictures from Lebanon’s Civil War

9 months ago
I stumbled upon a couple of pictures of the civil war taken by French Photographer Raymond Depardon, and looked up online to see if there are any galleries related to Beirut. There were two; one ...
Old Lebanon

Liza Srour, The Last Remaining Jew in Beirut

11 months ago
Vice recently published an interview with Liza Srour, the last Jew residing in Wadi Bou Jmil in Beirut. I’ve read several articles on this woman and how Beirut’s Jewish quarter evolve from a thriving 100,000-person ...
History

Remembering The #ArmenianGenocide: Antoura School’s Mass Grave

1 year ago
When I first heard about Antoura’s mass grave, it was truly troubling reading what these poor kids went through at the hands of the Ottomans as part of their ruthless “Turkification” program. What was supposed ...
History

Footage from War-Ravaged Down Town Beirut

1 year ago
With April 13, the remembrance day of Lebanon’s war occurring today, I found this post-civil war footage by Nabil Chehade of Beirut’s Downtown. I remember we went to visit Down Town Beirut during my school ...
Baladi

Awesome Shots from The Egg – Beirut

1 year ago
The Egg was built in 1966 by Lebanese architect Joseph Philip Karam. It was one part of a modernist set of buildings, a sort of multi-user complex including an egg-spaced shell and two high towers ...
Automotive

Street Bike Stunts – Beirut 1979

1 year ago
If you’ve ever wondered about the origins of the modern “Zouzou Ebba”, check out this 1979 video shot in Beirut with bikers pulling some crazy stunts. Zero security measures, zero safety and the bikers are ...
Baladi

LAU Translates Oldest Book About #Beirut Into French, English & Arabic

1 year ago
Back in January, I was invited to attend a special event at the Center for Lebanese Heritage (CLH) at LAU where a translation of the very first book to be printed about Beirut was launched. ...
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