We're hiring! Join our team! Click for more info.

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.

A post shared by iElie (@ielie) on

#2 Beirut is all about contrasts.

A post shared by iElie (@ielie) on

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

A post shared by gayané (@gaya_ghs) on

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

A post shared by gayané (@gaya_ghs) on

#5 The book gathers 240 photos and 100 stories.

#6 Roman columns standing proud next to Solidere.

A post shared by Fouad Rmeily (@fouadrmeily) on

#7 Some of the old buildings were not renovated.

A post shared by Fouad Rmeily (@fouadrmeily) on

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

A post shared by Krikor Ohannessian (@krikor) on

#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


Our team works tirelessly to ensure Lebanese people have a reliable alternative to the politically-backed media outlets with their heavily-funded and dangerous propaganda machines. We've been detained, faced nonstop cyber attacks, censorship, attempted kidnapping, physical intimidation, and frivolous lawsuits draining our resources. Financial support from our readers keeps us fighting on your behalf. If you are financially able, please consider supporting The961's work. Support The961. Make a contribution now.

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

Share this article with your friends!

Not now
Share via
Don\'t Miss Out!