Silver Banknote 100 LBP Selling for LL800,000

I was browsing through Libanpost's website when I came across a Silver 100 Lira Banknote selling for 800,000 LBP, almost 550$. The banknote dates back to 1945 and is different from the more recent 100 Lira we're used to. I tried looking online for the 1970s Lira and found a website selling it for a whooping 60 Euros. If that's really how much people are buying it for, I should sell my 100 1 Lira…

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…
Fun

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

8 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 ...
Baladi

In Pictures: Abandoned Windsor Hotel – Aley

1 year 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 ...
Lebanon

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

1 year 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 ...
Baladi

When Louis Armstrong Visited Beirut in 1959

1 year 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 ...
Baladi

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

1 year 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 ...
Baladi

In Pictures: Abandoned Amriyeh Hotel

1 year 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 ...
Old Lebanon

Old 1957 Footage of Lebanon

1 year ago
The Lebanese Heritage FB page shared a short video of a 1957 journey by German journalists to Beirut, Jordan, Palestine, Syria and Iraq. The video shows parts of Beirut, the Cedars, Baalbeck and aerial views ...
Architecture

In Pictures: Abandoned Beidas Villa – Bhamdoun

1 year ago
Our friend Jad Ghorayeb paid a visit to the Beidas Villa in Bhamdoun this past weekend and shared those awesome shots of the abandoned villa. The owner was a Palestinian Lebanese banker called Yousef Beidas, ...
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