Beirut

Harissa Overcast

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For Izabella’s last day in Beirut, Samsam and I took her to Harissa.

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Izabella Hammoud

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My Swedish-Croatian-Brazilian pho­tog­ra­ph­er friend Izabella Demavlys and I decid­ed to spend our Sunday after­noon shoot­ing Bourj Hammoud.

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Anything to Ad?

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I have mixed feel­ings about adver­tis­ing, and gen­er­al­ly accept or turn down projects on a case-by-case basis. Plus I only con­sid­er pho­tog­ra­phy an expen­sive hob­by, and in fact don’t make any men­tion of it on my web­site or busi­ness card.

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Hamra, where to?

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Take me back to Hamra Street. Not the strip of fran­chise restau­rants, or the avenue of glass-and-steel bou­tiques, or the boule­vard of fra­puc­ci­no joints, or the thor­ough­fare of parceled rub­ble piles.

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City of Now

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Beirut is a city of dif­fer­ence: 9 lay­ers of his­to­ry lie buried under 67 square kilo­me­ters on which tiny pock­ets of art-nou­veau archi­tec­ture squeeze into a mod­ern urban land­scape co-inhab­it­ed by 18 dif­fer­ent reli­gious sects in tac­it peace.

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Why I Dislike Architects *

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Renowned Dutch archi­tect Rem Koolhaas spoke this evening in Beirut about issues affect­ing not only the con­tem­po­rary archi­tect, but just about any­one who’s ever lived in a build­ing.

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