Jan 15, 2011

Published Photographs: Beirut Edition

Lebanon received a record number of tourists in 2010 – more than 2 million in a country with a population of 4 million, according to published reports.


Beirut alone offers a waterfront, a hip night scene, archaeological sites and fine cuisine. Much of the city’s downtown has been rebuilt following the civil war, which ended in 1990. Hopefully the surge in tourism will continue despite ongoing political turmoil.

Pictured above is Beirut’s Mediterranean hugging Corniche, Roman baths, Place d Etoile and Mohammad Al Amin Mosque. These photographs have appeared in magazines and newspapers.

Has political strife stopped you from traveling to a destination you have always wanted to see?

9 comments:

Bronwyn said...

I'd love to go to Lebanon, Beirut especially! My mother went back before the civil war and remembers it as absolutely gorgeous, but we haven't got a chance to go yet... Hopefully we'll get there eventually!

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Catherine said...

Yes!! Beirut in April 2005 - still on my list - inspired even more by these beautiful shots....

Kristina said...

Beautiful pictures!
I would love to travel the Middle East more extensively... and no, I have not been stopped to travel somewhere due to a political situation - luckily!
Viele Gruesse, Kristina

Andrew Graeme Gould said...

Archeological sites, a sweeping beachfront and a charming street corner. Seems like Beirut has lots on offer from these beautifully taken shots, Wendy. It certain looks worth the trip...

Fly Girl said...

Beruit is really beautiful.In my mind, the city is still associated with war because that's the only thing I heard about it for so long. I'd love to explore it now. Yes, political strife definitely prevents me from visiting certain locations. As a solo woman traveler, I can't ignore facts like that.

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

I can't wait to visit Beirut one day, I have a feeling I will fall in love instantly!

Wendy said...

Bronwyn, Back in the day Beirut was for the jet set crowd. Would love to have seen it then.

Catherine, Bet you will make it there one day.

Kristina, so much to see in that part of the world.

Andrew, I'm sure you would love it.

FlyGirl, I think you's really enjoy the county as a whole.

Andi, Hope you make it there sooner rather than later.

Jakub said...

can u share a link to the report you quote?

Wendy said...

Jakub, Local press in Lebanon has reported this as well as the Associated Press.