Street Bike Stunts – Beirut 1979

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 not even wearing a helmet. I'm not sure about the location but this looks like Ramlet el Baida. It's good to know not much has changed. A couple of years ago, we had a similar reckless event called "Beirut Grand…

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

Back in January, I was invited to attend a special event at the Center for Lebanese Heritage at LAU where a translation of the very first book to be printed about Beirut was launched. Berytus or the Metropolis of Berytus – published in Latin as early as 1662 by the German jurist Johann Strauch – has now been released by CLH in French, English and Arabic, along with a facsimile of the original, as one…
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Remembering Dr. Charles H. Malik

1 year ago
Charles Habib Malik was a Lebanese Academic, philosopher and more importantly Lebanon’s first ambassador to the UN who helped, “more than any other delegate, helped railroad the Declaration to adoption without a single dissenting vote ...
History

War Hotels: Holiday Inn #Beirut Documentary

1 year ago
War Hotels is a new documentary series airing on Al Jazeera and exploring stories behind iconic hotels that were used during war. The Holiday Inn Beirut has long become a symbol of the Lebanese Civil ...
Old Lebanon

Silver Banknote 100 LBP Selling for LL800,000

1 year ago
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 ...
Fun

Lebanese TV Channels that You May Have Never Heard Of

2 years ago
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 ...
History

The Story Behind This Iconic Lebanese Civil War Picture Shot 33 years Ago

2 years ago
With April 13, the remembrance day of Lebanon’s war, approaching, I found this intriguing article posted by the Guardian on a Lebanese Photographer called Maher Attar who got reunited with the one-legged mother that he ...
Fun

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

2 years 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 ...
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The Awesome Story Behind Moussa Castle

2 years ago
Even though I’ve been to Moussa Castle several times, I had no idea that the man who built it was still alive and for some reason never had the curiosity to look him up. Unfortunately, ...
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In Pictures: Abandoned Windsor Hotel – Aley

2 years 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 ...
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