I have no idea how did the driver manage to do it, he must be a genius!
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Loved his message to the Lebanese people, isn’t he right?
Via Now Lebanon
Shocking video coming in from news outlets today shows angry demonstrators in Tripoli attacking the press.
The first video shows rioters pushing against a news truck and attempting to tear down the satellite on top.
The video below it shows a vehicle (allegedly belonging to Al-Jazeera news) being set on fire.
Demonstrators also torched the mopeds of other media outlets, according to AFP.
Photo via Blogging Beirut
Back in 2008 when the political tension in Lebanon was reaching its peaks, visual artist Nada Sehnaoui installed 600 toilet seats in downtown Beirut in memory of the 15-year long Lebanese war, a time when people used to hide from bombs and shrapnels in the bathrooms.
I guess the same seats can be installed once again somewhere around Beirut, and this time not deliver a message, but rather to describe the current situation in the country!
In Lebanon we have a saying that goes like “Just like a toilet that has no water” (متل الحمام المقطوعة مايتو) to describe a mess. Seriously, what’s worse than people using a toilet with no water? That’s how Lebanon feels nowadays
I was invited to a tasting at Eau de Vie Phoenicia last night which has been renovated and re-opened in November with a new design and exquisite menu.
I’ve never been to the place before, but I’ve been told it used to target old people prior to the renovation, and they’re now trying to attract younger people. Although I’m not really sure how many “young” people will be able to afford the prices on the menu, but I believe the overall experience of the place is worth it!
The staff was so friendly and took us on a small tour around the place to show us their new wine, whiskey, and cigar storage rooms, the new lounges and how small private areas can now be booked for groups of 50 people without really disturbing other guests, and of course their fantastic view of the Mediterranean and the mountains.
And then came the food… which was no less than awesome! We first got served some smoked salmon and a variety of salads, followed by our choice among 4 mouth watering main dishes, and finally a variety of really really REALLY GOOD desserts.
I totally recommend the place and I really hope they maintain their taste and quality of food, unlike other places in Beirut.
Oh and now that Valentine’s day is getting near, I suggest you book a table for two by the window at Eau de Vie if you’re on the look for a nice fancy place for you and your loved one, and I guarantee it’ll be your winning card
My favorite among his work was this huge panorama of Beirut Central District.
Double click on the photo or use your mouse wheel to zoom in. The shots are so clear that you can even see the car plates numbers.
In this Panorama you can browse and discover a lot of landmarks as well as the beautiful architecture of Beirut downtown.
Make sure not to miss the following:
1- Martyr’s Square and the famous Statue
2- Grand Serail also known as Government Palace
3- Al Amine Mosque
4- Hariri Burial site
5- St. Georges Church
6- Beirut Ports
7- Holiday Inn Hotel
8- UN Headquarters
9- Burj el Murr, Starco, An Nahar, Virgin, Burj Al Ghazal, UFA buildings and many others…
Also on the far right, you will see a big part of the Lebanese coast including:
1- La Marina Joseph Khoury
2- Zouk Power Plant
3- Rimal, Holiday Beach, Aquamarina, Tabarja…
4- Notre Dame du Liban also know as Harissa
5- Casino du Liban
If you can’t find them on the map, they are all snapshot. All you have to do is to hover the mouse over the image a check the name. Good hunting!
It was good, but it definitely doesn’t beat Paul.
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