23 November, 2013

The streets of Beirut

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Unfortunately, blogging has had to take a backseat over the last couple of weeks, due to the crazed amount of work and events that are going on in Dubai at the moment but, finally, here is my Beirut photo diary (part 1). What I would give to escape back to this mad, gorgeous city for another four days right now! 

I'm not sure I've ever visited such a beautifully eclectic country - modern, Parisian-style streets juxtapose sobering, bullet-ridden buildings, whilst snow-topped mountains look over warm sandy bays. Tangled electrical wires run above streets dotted with lively bars, mosques neighbour churches and vibrant graffiti crowds the walls, each drawing complementing the mural yet clamouring to be seen. Ultimately, there is just such visceral energy that oozes from every corner of Beirut, from every crack in each crumbling building, which makes such a refreshing change from the numb glitz of Dubai.

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I do have one other Beirut post coming up - expect less street scenes and more of a focus on all of the eating and drinking we did!


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