Friday, March 27, 2009

Photos of old Beirut


This is a photo from 1896, It's the area on the raouche near the long beach/hammam el 3askary.I can't believe that house has been here since then, I think it's called the Daouk house, and it's still there (its the pink one infront of the old black and white lighthouse). I'm told (this is word of mouth with absolutely no bakcup) that the house has about one million "inheritors" who can't agree on anything,which is why the house hasn't been sold and pulled down yet ha ha, lucky us, bickering family members is the only way we can retain our heritage.

4 comments:

Alphast said...

And such a melancholic metaphor of Lebanon in general.

Kheireddine said...

It is Dr. Najib Ardati's house

Kheireddine said...

And the picture was taken in 1896

Lalebanessa said...

kheireddine 1896! that's what I meant, will correct it, thanks.