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Interesting places in Achrafieh:
Former Green Line   Beit Beirut - Museum and Urban Cultural Center
Campus de l'Innovation, de l'Economie et du Sport - USJ   ABC Mall
Zahrat El Ihsan (ZEI)   Christian and Jewish Cemeteries
Adlieh/Justice Interchange   ملك الطاووق
Achrafieh 4748   FAL Towers
Hotel-Dieu de France   Sassine Square
Grand Lycée Franco-Libanais   Sioufi Public Garden
Al Falamanki restaurant   Greek Orthodox Cemetery
Campus des Sciences Médicales - USJ   Sunday MArket (Souk el Ahad)
Ciel et Jardin   Peugeot & Citroen Maintenance
Ministry of Water and Power   Notre Dame de la Médaille Miraculeuse - Basilica of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
Saydeh Church   Belle View d'Achrafieh building
Arcenciel  

Achrafieh, (Arabic: a+l+aHsnr+f+y+tm; sometimes spelled as Ashrafieh), is a part of Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon. It is located on a hill in the eastern part of Beirut alongside the shore. Achrafieh is a both a residential and commercial district characterized by narrow winding streets and large apartment and office buildings. It is a location of investment and tourism.

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aqso_house of arts and culture

aqso_house of arts and culture
Made by AQSO arquitectos office
The core idea of the scheme hinges upon the building being a framework that behaves like a test rack, a series of slipping planes within which independent pods are inserted. These pods extend vertically, linking different levels of the building together and promoting the exchange of ideas between the different disciplines. El edificio se concibe como un soporte del programa: una serie de planos independientes y perforados albergan volúmenes contenedores. Cada una de estas cápsulas tiene una función diversa y se extienden verticalmente creando un balance entre espacios privados y públicos, conectando las actividades de esta “incubadora del arte”.

L1003361

L1003361
Made by H Sinica
There is no consensus on what triggered the Civil War. However the militarization of the Palestinian refugees did spark an arms race amongst the different political factions. Christians in East Beirut were surrounded by Palestinian camps with severe shortages of food and fuel and the Syrian Army shelled Christian neighborhoods. A particularly destructive period was the 1982 Israeli invasion, during which most of West Beirut was under siege by Israeli troops and Israeli planes bombed buildings in Beirut that contained PLO associated groups. The Taif Agreement of 1989 marked the beginning of the end of the fighting.

Genuine smile

Genuine smile
Made by FunkyOzzi
First time I go to the street and shoot portraits up close. I'm very shy when it comes to approaching people. Nerjess is an 8 year old street beggar, she was asking for money, at first she was shy, but soon enough she was comfortable around us. What struck me the most is how genuine her smile is. She was so charismatic, couldn't take my eyes off of her. Hope I did her justice with this photo. Photo taken in Bourj Hammoud - Beirut Only thing I did for this photo, is make it Black & white. It was not even cropped.

"Art is never finished, only abandoned."

"Art is never finished, only abandoned."
Made by Sven Ericsson
Beirut, Lebanon. I was invited to an arab-catholic wedding in Damscus along with my girlfriend and a couple of friends. We made the journey and stayed for two weeks visiting Lebanon in the process. Tuesday afternoon in Beirut. In the centre of town an abandoned building left from the war rose up like a tombstone towering over the city. Apparently a good spot for snipers it had been left just in case. Quote by Leonardo da Vinci. recommended.

Palestenian Kids #5

Palestenian Kids #5
Made by Detlef Lampe
Early morning in the palestenian refugee camp Shatila, Beirut (Lebanon). Saer (54) found Yussef crying in front of his home. The boy had spent the night in the street cause he didn't find the way home... Note: All Rights are reserved. Please contact me through flickr or at www.detleflampe.de if you are interested in using this image for any reason.

Holiday Inn Beirut

Holiday Inn Beirut
Made by murphygb
Damaged during the Lebanese Civil War (1975 to 1990), the Beirut Holiday Inn stills stands as a terrifying reminder of war; the curtains and wallpaper of the hotel rooms are still visible. Although Beirut is very westernised, especially in comparison to it's neighbour Syria, it is not difficult to find evidence of past conflicts.

Palestenian Kids #4

Palestenian Kids #4
Made by Detlef Lampe
Early morning in the palestenian refugee camp Shatila, Beirut (Lebanon). This is 8 years old Fatimah having her breakfast. - Note: All Rights are reserved. Please contact me through flickr or at www.detleflampe.de if you are interested in using this image for any reason.

Palestenian Kids #3

Palestenian Kids #3
Made by Detlef Lampe
Early morning in the palestenian refugee camp Shatila, Beirut (Lebanon). Kids playing in front of Arafat's wallpaper...Note: All Rights are reserved. Please contact me through flickr or at www.detleflampe.de if you are interested in using this image for any reason.

Coven-Ready

Coven-Ready
Made by Much Ramblings
Hilary, Rebecca and other female members of our group donning the witches outfits provided for the women who visit the Omari mosque, Beirut. Writeup on The Witches in the Mosque.

Beauty in anarchy

Beauty in anarchy
Made by i Catch
A glimpse of the densely populated Ashrafieh hill in Beirut as seen from the Yerevan bridge. (Photo selected by a Dutch publisher for its Beirut city guide: www.cityzapper.nl/Beiroet/stedentrip)

Palestenian Kids #1

Palestenian Kids #1
Made by Detlef Lampe
Early morning in the palestenian refugee camp Shatila, Beirut (Lebanon). Note: All Rights are reserved. Please contact me through flickr or at www.detleflampe.de if you are interested in using this image for any reason.

Burning...

Burning...
Made by Piax
During my work on the area for a report. This is Badaro , near the Methaf or the National Museum in Beirut. I liked how the sun's ray was on the building....now it looks as if it will burn the building!!!!!! sure not......... :-)))

Persimmon - My Favorite

Persimmon - My Favorite
Made by Serge Melki
the most sensual delicious fruit. I ate around 10 of those. mmmmummmm! Persimone ou Kaki Baum ou Plaquemine en Français more about Persimmon

Mrs. May Faysal El Khalil, President of Beirut Marathon

Mrs. May Faysal El Khalil, President of Beirut Marathon
Made by Swissrock
Mrs. May El Khalil is Founder and President of the Beirut Marathon Association, she is responsible for organizing the annual Beirut International Marathon. together with Irmgard & Andy Kobel Zurich/Switzerland .

Poclain in Action

Poclain in Action
Made by A. Saleh
Taken in Beirut near the Lebanese National Musium with the Nikon D700 and the Sigma 14mm f/2.8 at f-8 from one RAW shot. I've generated the HDR using Photomatix and then used topaz filter in photoshop

Turistas

Turistas
Made by Sven Ericsson
Beirut, Lebanon. I was invited to an arab-catholic wedding in Damascus along with my girlfriend and a couple of friends. We made the journey and stayed for two weeks visiting Lebanon in the process.

St. G's, Beirut

St. G's, Beirut
Made by gordontour
St. Gregory the Illuminator - St. Elie Church - Debbas Square, in Beirut, Lebanon. An Armenian Catholic Church www.armeniancatholic.org/

Beirut27

Beirut27
Made by flanoeren
American University of Beirut (AUB). A safe heaven for the students. Beautiful park, beautiful view of the harbour and the most prestigeous university in Lebanon. I would love to teach there.

Beirut

Beirut
Made by Charles Lansu
Place d'Etoile looks a bit like Disneyland or a filmset but downtown is beautifully rebuilt - and now relaxing area of the elite - after being completely destroyed during civil war

Ashta in Lebanon - Atemoya fruit - Guanabana - Cherimoya

Ashta in Lebanon - Atemoya fruit - Guanabana - Cherimoya
Made by Serge Melki
Oh my God these are soooo goood. Pomme Cannelle ou Annone en français more about atemoya



Nearest places of interest:

Hotel Alexandre
Ciel et Jardin
Sioufi Public Garden
Ordre Des Medecins
  Saydeh Church
Notre Dame de la Médaille Miraculeuse - Basilica of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
Sassine Square
ملك الطاووق

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