Beirut’s Heritage On The Verge of Disappearing…

A growing number of Beirut’s old buildings are being acquired and demolished by real estate developers to be replaced by brand new residential complexes. Here is a short reportage by the staff of L’Orient-Le Jour on the Dargham buildings in Monot Street, Ashrafieh (uploaded on Friday, August 5, 2011).

I’d also like to share two remarkable websites dedicated to Beirut:

Old Beirut,

   Check out the grandeur of the town planning in this picture: Martyrs’ Square in 1935

Fouad Debbas Collection,


Related post: “Erections In All Directions,” October 28, 2010.

This entry was posted in Lebanon and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s