From there to here

September 11, 2013

From there to here It’s funny how, on a summer afternoon, under the gazing sun, walking the streets of a crowded city with little greenery and lots of pollution can be so nice. Ras el-Nabaa. The stencil says “private parking”. Selling books in Ras el-Nabaa. Selling other things. Basta....

Walking route

October 10, 2012

One of my favourite walks in Beirut is the one that takes you from Hamra to Ashrafieh through Sanayeh, Zarif, Zoukak el Blat, Patriarchiye and Basta. These areas are lovely: they’re residential but still busy in a very nice way. You will find many of Beirut’s remaining old houses...