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February 2nd, 2005, 12:38 PM
February 2nd, 2005, 01:51 PM
lebanon is beautiful and beirut is slowly going back to where it was, well I don't think it can match what it was especially since the gulf now is miles ahead of everyone else in the middle east with a few exceptions in tourism, but in terms of beauty, history and setting, it's great. Before i went there 8 and a half years ago, I heard a lot about this place, about what it was in the past and at the time I was going from my dad who lived there for 9 years. Now with projects like the solidere square and a lot of gulf investments, it should go to the best. Thx for the pics.
February 3rd, 2005, 11:18 AM
The war screwed up Beirut big time!! but it's slowly regaining its position as one of the the middle easts top destinations.
February 4th, 2005, 08:51 AM
Beautiful city Beirut, excellent pictures crazyeight! Great architecture too, I hope it will emerge to attract more tourists than before!
February 18th, 2005, 09:05 PM
Once part of the infamous green-line that divided Lebanon's shattered capital into Eat and West, Beirut's premier financial and liesure district has emerged as a hub for upscale developments. From the posh water-front boulavard, to the ultra-luxury Saifi Village, Solidere has transformed this once war slum into a thriving urban centre. With its cobble-stone streets, its traditional archirtecture, and its prime location, Downtown Beirut has elevated the standard of real-estate development, not just in Lebanon, but across the Middle East. Dubbed as the "Finest City-Centre in the Middle East" this throbbing nerve centre is at the heart of Lebanon's ambitious vision 2020, which was to see a completely rebuilt and prosporous Lebanon, a project spearheaded by the benevolant Shiekh Rafik Al-Hariri.
Enjoy world-class shopping in an environment of unparralled luxury.
Form Prada to Nike. From the international Salvatore Ferragamo
and Hermes to local pawn shops, Downtown Beirut has it all.
February 18th, 2005, 09:43 PM
It's a nice downtown, but now with the main man behind lebanon's reconstruction dead and that huge blast that destroyed large sections of beirut, it'll be a while until this whole vision would be achieved. Hopefully the lebanese can continue what the late Hariri started.
February 18th, 2005, 11:26 PM
You do have a point Bahraini Spirit. Material loss and property damage is not a problem, all that could be eventually fixed. But the real disaster is the loss of a legacy...no, no...a VISION. Hariri had a vision, a vision that Lebanon would once again re-establish itself as a premier tourist destination, a banking hub, a modern country run on the basis that tomorrow will always be better than today. Lebanon witnessed rappid development under his leadership. It's sad, very sad. I highly doubt Lebanon will ever live up to what its people-just last week-saw as a bright future. Look at the news...last week they had an article about how tourists are flooding back to Lebanon. Look at the news today. The stock market tumbled, you have mass demonstrations in the streets, you have people talking about the country being on the brink of an abyss. This man was the glue that held this fragile country together. Cowards, they cowards who ever killed him, they go hide in the dark and pride themselves on ruining a nation a crushing a family. I wonder if they feel contempt when they see his family, and the hundreds of thousands of people who considered him a father, a father who guided a nation out of darkness and back into the civilized world. I wish with all my heart and pray that if these cowards are not punished in this life, that they forever burn in the flames of hell.
HIS VISION WILL UNITE A COUNTRY. A COUNTRY THAT WILL EMERGE A STRONG AND DEFIANT NATION. AN INDEPENDENT NATION. A NATION GOVERNED BY ITS OWN PEOPLE. A NATION THAT WILL FOREVER SEE HARIRI AS A MARTYR.