In Pictures: Abandoned Amriyeh Hotel

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 the mountainside surrounded by pine trees and offering a breathtaking view to its visitors. Based on this Al-Modon article, renowned Lebanese comedian and actor Chouchou had its own show there and President Bashir Gemayel once gave a speech at the…

Old 1957 Footage of Lebanon

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 of the Lebanese coast. I shared the footage below and here's a link to the full video including all countries for those interested .
Architecture

In Pictures: Abandoned Beidas Villa – Bhamdoun

2 years 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, ...
Architecture

The Egg is not Getting Demolished (For Now)

2 years ago
An old post from 2011 has somehow re-emerged online where the author is claiming that “the beloved egg-shaped landmark on Martyr’s Square is scheduled to be demolished in the coming days”. Needless to say, The ...
History

Independence Parade – Lebanon 1971

2 years ago
We had more warplanes and helicopters back in 1971 than we currently have now. Unfortunately, the 12 Mirages that we got from France were never really used due to lack of funds and later sold ...
Fun

A Nice Compilation of #OldLebanon Pictures

2 years ago
How did Beirut, Tyre, Jounieh, Taanayel, Beqaa, Tripoli, Nahr el Kalb, Dahr el Baydar, Baalbeck, Bekfaya and many other regions in Lebanon look like between the 1950s and 70s? I just stumbled upon this beautiful ...
Fun

A Lebanese Wedding From The 1960s

2 years ago
The Lebanese Heritage shared an old footage showing a Lebanese wedding from the 1960s. No doomsday Zaffe, no dancing floor, no fireworks, no drones, no Ali el Deek, no first dance, no “You can leave ...
Architecture

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

2 years ago
The Laziza brewery (“Laziza Grande Brasserie du Levant”), 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 ...
Advertising

Superjus Ad – 1975

2 years ago
Hot (Lebanese?) 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 ...
Baladi

Al Kassouf Grand Hotel

2 years 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, ...
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