L’histoire de Youmna Chamcham (qui avec Édouard Bitar) est à l’initiative du fantastique mouvement Live Love Beirut. Voir le beau et le positif et surtout vouloir le partager avec le monde entier. Avec ce projet, ils témoignent de leur attachement à leur pays, à leurs racines et nous encouragent à poser des gestes citoyen. La plateforme …
Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons commissioned the talented Beirut-born filmmaker Jessy Moussallem to create a film using the music of their latest project Heart of Sky. The result is a beautifully crafted gem, perfectly paced documentary film revealing the lives of those working on the canabis fields of the Bekaa valley. Moussallem explains “The scenes were …
Many people have shared this video in the last few hours and now we know why.. So, when are you coming to visit?
What is urban exploration? Also called UE, urbex, infiltration or reality hacking, urban exploration is about searching, documenting, exploring and mapping man-made structures, hidden treasures, forbidden places, abandoned buildings, ruins.. As long as the site is no longer in use and sometimes off-limits.
Open a door, sneak in, cross a fence, take a picture, share with the world.
Here is one of Lebanon’s best Urban explorers.
beirut.forget.me.nots Discovering old Beirut and Lebanon through its abandoned gems.
We love her Instagram account!
Meet Tom Young a deeply committed artist who draws his inspiration from Lebanon’s heritage, mainly old abandoned houses and buildings. In the hopes that art can help us preserve, honour and save some of them.
Young is best known for his Rose House project a few years back (a painting residency in the big rose mansion overlooking the Corniche). His new exhibit will be at the Sofar Grand Hotel (Sept 16th – October 14th) where he has been working and painting since February. It will feature “rare items salvaged from the original hotel as well as performances by students from nearby schools.” Check it out!
More on his work here in this article of Lebanon Traveler.
If you are looking for a place to hike, incredible scenery and wonderful flora and fauna, this is one of the most beautiful natural reserves in Lebanon, Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve
The Association for the Protection of Jabal Moussa celebrated their 10 year anniversary a few days ago and inaugurated a new hiking trail which connects all the trails in what is now called the Jabal Moussa Mountain Loop.
The Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve covers an area of 6,500 hectares and is part of UNESCO’s Biosphere Reserves Network. Pierre Doumet, Founder and President of the Association for the Protection of Jabal Moussa says that ecotourism brought 22,000 visitors to the reserve last year! The Association hopes to show the importance of protecting our ressources and nature.
Check out the article in The Daily Star here.
Read up. This is the story of Wissam Kamal, a Lebanese comedian who wants to perform a stand up comedy show for the deaf and hard of hearing community. What a challenge!
Article in The Daily Star here.
You might have tasted her delicious Saj at Souk el Tayeb on Saturdays.. This is the story of Oum Ali who puts her heart, strength and soul into keeping the culinary traditions of her village alive. Watch this beautiful short documentary directed & produced by Nay Aoun (funded by USAID). Thank you Slow Food Beirut for striving …