As we waltz into the new year with resolutions that we’ll probably forget about in a week, and as the painful reality hits us that Christmas is over – let’s get lost in old Beirut.


1. Dedicated to all 700,000 expats who came back for the holidays! Beirut Airport – 1968


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2. Also dedicated to the expats. Middle East Airlines advert - 1976


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3. This magical old painting of Zaytouni – 1950s


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4. Phoenicia Hotel - 1960s


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5. The oldest photo we’ve managed to find of St Georges Hotel!– 1940s


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6. Lebanese Army on Bliss Street - 1958


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7. Beirut hotels – date unknown.


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8. 1970s - with the Holiday Inn looking fresh and alive



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9. Young Sabah – date unknown


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10. Lebanese Ambassador to the US, Ibrahim El-Ahdab, meeting with JFK – 1962


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11. ’Tis the season… for awful weather and floods! Beirut – late 60s


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12. Yep, I don’t want to believe Christmas is over yet either! Hamra Street – 1970


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Alaudy Bsaliba on Jan 2, 2017 via mobile web