6 Videos That Will Take You Back In Time To Lebanon’s Golden Age

Is it possible to feel nostalgia for a time you’ve never known? An experience you’ve never had? Yes, and the feeling has a name in the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. It is anemoia.

It is not uncommon to experience anemoia. You’ll probably experience it looking at pictures of old , when it was ripe in its golden age.

To the newer generations, a pre-war sounds like a fantasy.

Legends are told of 24-hour electricity and of the latest technology and design. Streets with traffic lights, decent public transportation, and a railroad alongside the coast sound like a dream.

But life before the war was very much a reality, one that our parents or grandparents were lucky to experience: ’s golden age.

#1 in the 1960s by British film producer Harold Baim

For prime anemoia, watch the longer version at the end.

#2 Bustling in the early ’60s

#3 Footage of the classic MEA plane, the old airport, and in the ’60s

#4 A summer holiday in four years before the civil war.

#5 Peaceful in the mid-’50s.

#6 Longer version of Haim’s rare footage describing .

The effects of the war still reflect on today, a country unable to move on from its trauma, but young Lebanese are holding on to hope that, one day, Lebnen rah yerja3.


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