Photo Essay: A night stroll around Beirut

Emir Munzer Mosque, small mosque downtown Beirut.
Al Amin mosque, the main mosque in Beirut, where former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri is buried. Lit up for the night and taken from far makes it for an evocative view.
Fountain in the garden surrounding Al Omari mosque, a former Templar church, downtown Beirut.
One of the many cafés in Beirut's classy city center.
Shopping street in Beirut city center, quiet at night, bustling with life during the day.
Beirut shopping district was so clean and quiet at night that it looked as if it were posing, I couldn't stop taking photos.
Still shopping district downtown, shining with cars darting to clubs and restaurants.
This was more a restaurant/café area, much busier than the shopping area at night.

Beirut is a pleasure to watch. Seriously, clean, classy, built with taste. I’ve only spent one day and managed to wander its downtown streets, so I haven’t explored its dark side. Every city has one, and I’m sure the Lebanese capital makes no exception, but on my first time there I only saw its bright angle, which I tried to show here.

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  1. Marie says

    Incroyable, pensant au Liban on l’imagine détruit, abandonné, plein de ruines et après on regarde tes photos – magnifiques – et on reste émerveillés! Beyrouth est tellement belle?

  2. Domenico says

    Complimenti, ancora una volta fai venire il desiderio di visitare anche i luoghi che sembrano dimenticati perché martoriati!

  3. says

    Despite unrest over the decades, I’ve always been curious about Beirut, the city, and its people. To a person, everyone says or writes about how Beirut is an active beautiful city. You’ve made some lovely photos of the city at night, and they are adding grist to the already churning mill. :) Thanks for your post, Angela!

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