Most grandparents talk about how safe and diverse Lebanon was in their era. Nevertheless as Lebanese hope is what keeps people going that the realities of the past become once again those of today. Here are some photographs of “Old Lebanon” that give the impression of what Lebanon was like in the 20th century. These visuals will leave you visualizing instead of imagining the stories that your grandparents shared.
This piece of land is the land we all call home.
1. Beirut: “The Paris Of The Middle East”
2. Bab Idriss: One of the main entrances to Beirut‘s city center.
3. Souk Beirut: One of Middle Easts Strongest fashion hubs.
Elie Saab, Zuhair Murad, Georges Hobeika should we go on?
4. Hamra: Beirut’s Champs Elysées.
5. Harissa is defined as the village at the peak of the mountain.
6. Jounieh: Filled with restaurants, an old souk to shop,
nightclubs, bars and anything you have in mind is in Jounieh.
7. Martyrs Square or “Sehit el Shouhada”: signifies a place that calls for freedom.
Just like the Martyrs executed the Ottoman Empire on their last days ruling over Lebanon.
8. Nahr El Kaleb: is derived from the Romans who called it Lycus.
Lycus means river of the wolf.
9. The shores near Raouché have provided the oldest evidence of human existence,
like flints and basic stone tools, which are displayed in the AUB Archaeological Museum.
10. Sour has a number of ancient sites, including its Roman Hippodrome,
which was added to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites.
Lebanon is 10,452 km² and has a population of 6.082 million according to the World Bank in 2017. These are just some of the extraordinary facts about Lebanon. Anywhere you decide to invest in a property in Lebanon is also an investment in history. Check out any property you want in any area in Lebanon on www.propertyfinder.com.lb