Here Are Four Videos Of Beirut In The 1920s!

Sometimes, we wonder what Beirut looked like before! If you have ever checked your grandparent’s photo album, you know that old Beirut looked way different than the modern one. With a tramway, a different architectural style, and more souks, old Beirut is certainly beautiful and worth  to be more appreciated.

Old Beirut: in motion!

Pictures are not enough for us to get a glimpse of the older version of the Lebanese capital. Fortunately, there is a channel on YouTube called “


” that contains four videos of the main spots in Beirut in the 1920s.

#1 Port of Beirut

#2 Downtown Beirut This video features the following places:

  • Palace of Justice
  • Pine Residence
  • Modern avenues

#3 Residential districts in Beirut This video features the following places:

  • Avenue des Français
  • Nejmeh Square
  • Sursock Street
  • Tramway
  • Weygand Street
  • Petit Serail

#4 Commercial Beirut This video features the following places:

  • Carpenters’ and the tinsmiths’ street
  • Corniche
  • Pigeon Rocks in Raouche
  • Port of Beirut
  • Tramway

For more videos and pictures of old Lebanon, click



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