Random impressions of Beirut

A colleague and me had a saturday morning walk from Saifi Village through the Gamayze here in Beirut. We started with a strong coffee and passed through the little alleys.

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In the backyard of one of these alleys, I found a store with these shop window dolls. Tried to cross-fade them with the mirroring from the windows.

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Decoration in between the plants.

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10 am and Saifi Village was incredibly empty.

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We walked on the Gamayze and I started to realize, that Beirut is really becoming more a place for arts like graffities, stickers and stencils.

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Though, the electrical power supply here is purely a joke.

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We walked on the Gamayze main street and from time to time we entered some of the countless side streets here. They offer beautiful motives.

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And everywhere you’ll find stencils.

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It’s rare to find a street here in Beirut, that is not under construction. The construction worker was being pulled up the the rooftop and waved at us.

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Next street: old and abandoned cars.

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And beautiful graffiti’s.

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A random scene here in Beirut. Electrical wires, AC’s and plants on the balconies.

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And everywhere: shops.

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While a city wide art festival was going on, I found a sticker on this building/shope here, that stated, that it’s participating here, too. But I didn’t dare to enter here. Creepy ambience.

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This little fellow seemd in contrast to be a bit more relaxed, than me.

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While we continued our tour, we found a little dreamlike garden inside Beirut.

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Lovely scene.

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As we returned, that cat was still there.

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And everywhere decorated stares and drawings. It’s a nice street for a walk. Dozens of little shops, restaurants and bars.

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Almost in Mar Mikhael. From there we headed back to Saifi Village.

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And another cat, that relaxed in the merciless heat. 40 degrees in the sun can be tiring.

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