The Corniche: Beirut’s Thriving Public Space

The Corniche stands out as a successful Beirut public space, used by Lebanese and tourists from all walks of life. Architect and designer Yasmeen Arkadan explores why. A single strip of pavement links the dense urban fabric of Beirut to the Mediterranean Sea. High-rise buildings lining the edge of the city stand tall against the flat expanse […]

Anfeh: A Day in White and Blue

Photos by: Claudia Matta The sea is glistening to my left. The sun is in my eyes. Still 10 a.m. but already too bright and crowded on the highway. Windows rolled up and air conditioning on to keep the noise and heat, somewhat, at bay, we crawl our way north, round Jounieh Bay, past Tabarja. […]

HOME Visits: The Rich Legacy of Ghazir

  The narrow and jagged coastline of Lebanon, rising from small fishing villages up steep, green mountains, has given Lebanon its special character. It has attracted settlers, refugees and conquerors through the ages – and Ghazir, a town 27 km (17 miles) north of Beirut, has seen them all. According to Anis Freiha’s book Names […]

Bed and Breakfast: Showcasing the Authentic Lebanon

  The provision of Bed & Breakfast is a rising trend in Lebanon. It offers tourists, or even locals, a glimpse of the country’s exceptional culinary, historical and social heritage. Photos by: Natheer Halawani, Diaa Arfan, Rene Schulthoff, Leia Gorra and Paul Gorra, One of the most unique things about Lebanon is its distinct human […]

Hermel: Archeology and History of the Region

   Stories heard about Hermel in the news might give us a false idea about the region; in fact, it has numerous archeological treasures. “Oct. 21, 2016 | 09:57 AM Lebanese Army conducts wide security operation in Hermel Jan. 18, 2017 | 09:56 AM Lebanese Army closes illegal border crossings in Hermel Feb. 24, 2017 […]