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beirut in a dozen lines

In Achrafieh, Lebanon, Photos, Shatila on August 9, 2012 at 5:09 am

Today’s post is a simple series of photos in and around Beirut. One of my favorite things about this city is the way you can read its stories in the lines of its buildings. What follows is a selection of images that trace some of my favorite lines in Beirut. Some were carefully set up and calibrated with my trusty SLR, and others were snapped on the go with my iPhone’s assortment of kitsch-y photo apps; together they’re a composite of the architecture that’s been structuring my life of late.

beachside highrise

1. beachside highrise

shatila highrise

2. shatila highrise

downtown highrise

3. downtown highrise

4. photography exhibition my students mounted of their photos of shatila (a)

4. photography exhibition my students mounted of their photos of shatila (a)

5. many stories, one shot: old, new, religious, secular, destruction, renewal...

5. many stories, one shot: old, new, religious, secular, destruction, renewal…

shatila scaffolds

6. shatila scaffolds

best staircase in the city

7. best staircase in the city

seaside succulents

8. seaside succulents

9. walled-in, achrafieh

9. walled-in, achrafieh

paneled gardens, geitowi

10. paneled gardens, geitowi

11.

11. photography exhibition my students mounted of their photos of shatila (b)

up, up, up

12. up, up, up

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