posted on Feb, 19 2010 @ 05:24 PM
Such a gorgeous place.
Beirut is the Paris of the Middle East, and its on the Mediterranean, so even more of a bonus.
The bottom pic is from the green line, people were still living in these bombed out places, this photo was 2006.
Top two are Balbek, Its a headquarters of the Hezbollah ( who I found incredible welcoming and fed us ! ) a poppy growing region, not many tourists
really visit Balbek, just scholars and intrepid travelers because of its regional ownership. Israel raised it to the ground a couple years back in
the Dec war, but no the Roman site, set fire to the fields. It is my favorite classical ruined city. Scratched on the side of the Temple is "Mark
Antony and Cleopatra were here!" lol well their version of that graffiti
[edit on 19-2-2010 by zazzafrazz]