Beirut mon amour

BEIRUT MON AMOUR
I have spent five days in Beirut. I had an idea of limiting myself to take ten images only. The city called the Paris of the East. Vibrant and sad at the same time. You can have your afternoon beer on a modern pub on the street while the wall behind you is still carrying signs from one of the long-lasting civil wars in human history.
Beirut has a fast-growing city from its ashes. There are lots of galleries and artist spaces all around the central area. People are friendly but cautious. Traffic lights are no stopping zone. Nobody cares about the red lights cause at Lebanese Civil War between 1975-1990 traffic lights are the most favourite hunting location of many snipers.
Beirut people learnt a lot and suffered a lot from these years. Now they build, create and keep the peace in the city for future generations.