Old vs. New: Beirut is a city full of contrasts

The architectural scene of Beirut is interesting. Modern skyscrapers stand tall next to old Lebanese houses and ancient ruins. Some of the Lebanese houses were renovated, others are still covered in bullet holes since the civil war.

#1 This is Downtown Beirut where Roman baths casually stand next to modern buildings.

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#2 Beirut is all about contrasts.

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#3 The old, the new, and the renovated.

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#4 Lebanon Shot Twice: Then And Now is a photo series that shows Lebanon during and after the civil war.

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#5 The book gathers 240 photos and 100 stories.

#6 Roman columns standing proud next to Solidere.

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#7 Some of the old buildings were not renovated.

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#8 Beit Beirut and Sama Beirut. The latter is the tallest skyscraper in Lebanon.

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#9 Have a look at the color contrasts.

#10 Downtown Beirut gathers all types of buildings.

#11 Activists are fighting for the preservation of heritage buildings.

#12 Beit Beirut is a museum that commemorates the Lebanese Civil War. 

Related: Beit Beirut offers a glimpse of the Lebanese civil war