is described as Paris in the Middle East. The city has a trendy business district that resembles the Champs Elyses. But on the verge of being a converted traditional market and large and small mosques, Armenian churches, shuttle in French The background music on the street is often the Qur'an.
After the big mosque, there is a huge Christmas tree, and there is a large piece of ancient Roman ruins in front. The sudden collision and mix and match are really exciting. According to the guide of the city on foot, this is because the French built the foundation of the house. I did not dig up the monuments and directly built the house. The civil war gave him a bombardment. The ancient Roman baths were all re-visited, and I dont know why they were scattered in the city without protection.
When it comes to taking pictures, the big guns and camouflage suits are not everywhere. Naturally, there are places where you can't enter, such as the former Jewish quarters, such as the famous Holiday Inn downstairs. The most interesting thing is that not all abandoned ghost buildings are the products left by the civil war. When you find that there are not too many bullet holes in the outer wall and even people are wearing cotton trousers on the balcony, it is very likely that they have discovered the talents here. Know the anecdote - 1 yuan apartment. Before the Civil War, 2 Li-Pounds could be exchanged for 1 US dollar. At that time, there were two types of renting in Beirut. One was short-term rent, and the other was permanent rent. After the civil war began, Li-Volkswagen was devalued. Now, 1,500 Li-Pounds can be exchanged for one US dollar, but the rent contract It is still the previous price, so there will be a situation where 250 liters of pounds, that is, 1 yuan, can be rented for a long time. The landlord will not repair the damaged old house in order to drive them away.
During the civil war in Lebanon, Hamra was the center of intellectual activity because it was full of theatres and other cultural institutions. Hamra had the most prestigious university in the Middle East, the American University of Beirut, although the area was not as cool as Gemmayzeh. Stylish, but with a friendly student atmosphere strolling the streets, drinking in several bars and cafes.
If you want to enter the American University of Beirut, you need to leave your passport at the entrance to the main entrance, take it away when you leave, and go to free. From the football field to the beach, the green trees and the blue sea make up a picture of happiness. In many trails, a few naughty cats emerge from time to time. Learning in such an environment, it is exciting to think about it. .
Lebanon snow and ocean together! great view
In the past 5,000 years, Greece, Persia, Rome, the Crusaders, and the Ottoman Empire have all been active here. Located 50 kilometers southeast of Beirut, the Ottomans magnificent palace, the Beiteddine Palace, is preserved, just like the cultural beliefs of Lebanon. The same, here is creativity and artistic freedom. The
Bettin Palace, designed by an Italian architect, combines many traditional forms of Arabic design with gorgeous interiors, surrounded by surrounding mountains and with important archaeological collections.
We are the only two visitors to visit the palace. When we buy the tickets, we will see the fountain in the courtyard. The entrance is full of antique furniture carved with cedar wood. The entrance is inlaid with marble and fine mosaic. Painted windows illuminate the colored patterns in the sunlight, and every head looks at the exquisite ceilings, while the basement becomes a collection of mosaic drawings. In the Lebanese-looking buildings, there is something to be seen in the Ottoman atmosphere.
When we arrived in the city centre of Beirut, the original impression was the Star Plaza. Under the French-inspired architecture, there are a wide range of luxury and European-style cafes, from clothing to clocks, the latest bags and expensive chocolates, and even luxury sports cars, which abound in this completely modern city centre. .
and the more you go to the old town and discover the difference between the city and the city center. The destroyed buildings in the 1975 civil war trembled, and the walls of an old and broken building were full of thousands. The sore eyes of the sore holes, while downstairs, are hiding the camouflaged armed tanks. If you pick up the camera and want to record the traces of these wars, there will be soldiers with guns coming over to ask for the removal of these photos.
is just a block of distance. In the last step, you saw a feast, and the next second became a hell on earth. The former block also saw the elegant aristocrats dressed in Chinese clothes drinking coffee and turning. A bend found that the ragged Lebanese father is holding a sleeping ball with a sleeping child. The luxury sports car in the downtown square and the used vans that have long been worn out are waiting for the traffic lights. This is a huge picture of the difference, here is Beirut.
In Beirut, in addition to the high-rise cement forest, the only natural beauty is Pigeon Rock. Pigeon Rock is made up of two rock arches, adjacent to the cliffs, from which you can enjoy stunning sunsets and sea views.
Leaving the city center along the Hamra Street towards the sea, about half an hour to the promenade, facing the Mediterranean is a hotel and restaurant that rises along the seafront West came to the famous Pigeon Rock. Two weathered stone mountains stand in the Mediterranean Sea, walking on the shores of Pigeon Rocks and looking back to the shore. The Mediterranean and the tall buildings blend into one.
One side is the vast blue sea, and the other side is a high-rise cement building, which is completely different from a different city in a city.
When walking in the old town, it is always attracted by some interesting graffiti, a satirical black and white graffiti on the corner of the city center.
In the 1980s and 1990s, Lebanese used graffiti or logo as a form of propaganda. They can still be seen in some areas of Beirut. Lebanese graffiti evolved from a way of expressing life-related information to more refined and modern murals.
What surprised me the most was that on the wall of an abandoned high-rise building, a huge graffiti was laid on a wall a dozen meters high. A boylike boy was studying the wire panel, vivid and vivid. The picture is strongly contrasted with the wall full of bullet holes. Now I still remember the impact of seeing this picture at that time, so I can't forget it when I look at it.