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A walk on the Corniche: Beirut

One of the many charms of Beirut, is that the bustling city is straight on the Mediterranean sea. In the heart of Beirut, you can walk down to the “Corniche”, as we call it, the boardwalk, and find your own escape, taking a long walk along the sea. Since I’ve remembered, you will always find the usual characters there. The man who sells Turkish coffee, he who sells ‘Kaak’ (a special Arabic bread in the shape of a bag, topped with sesame seeds or spices)…the Beirut runners, the walkers, joggers. The children who have found a space to run free and ride their bikes. A bench where lovers sit staring into the horizon. Where friends stroll along, deep in conversation, shoe shiners, ponderers and lonely philosophers smoking their cigarettes. Fishermen, laughing groups of teenage boys…those climbing over the side of the cliff for a free swim, and those just enjoying the sea breeze, watching the sunset, alone in their thoughts. Best of all, you will always find a mix of people from all around the country, young old, travellers and locals.

Here are a few pictures to give you a taste of it, on a calm summer afternoon.

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Some Things Never Change

I came across these two pictures on the internet of early 1970s Beirut and I noticed that they look so much like a few pictures I’d taken just last summer. Granted, there’s not much to see in the pictures, but the nature and landscape are just the same. Some things never change.

Beirut 1970s by Anonymous

Beirut 1970s
by Anonymous

Beirut 2012 by Rania Zeidan

Beirut 2012
by Rania Zeidan

Beirut 1970s by Anonymous

Beirut 1970s
by Anonymous

Beirut 2012 By Rania Zeidn

Beirut 2012
By Rania Zeidn

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Gabriela Herman: Blogger Empathetic Photographer

If you’ve ever gone deep into the night hooked onto wordpress, blogger, tumbler, or the like, exploring all the endless possibilities of the internet, you will love this series by Gabriela Hermann, on bloggers. Her photographs each depict a blogger, in deep connection with their laptops. Here are a few of the bunch to get you excited & motivated to write your next post.

By Gabriela Herman

Blog: crushable
By Gabriela Herman

By Gabriela Herman

Blog: fimoculous
By Gabriela Herman

By Gabriela Herman

Blog: soup soup
By Gabriela Herman

By Gabriela Herman

Blog: textbook
By Gabriela Herman

By Gabriela Herman

Blog: foodspotting
By Gabriela Herman

To see more of the series Click Here

However her talent doesn’t stop there, the below photograph, for example, has been my desktop picture for over a year now. Her photographs are clean, crisp and just feel good.

By Gabriela Herman

By Gabriela Herman

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Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above – Black Cat in the White Snow

We have quite a few cats around in our neighborhood (including two of our own, and one permanent visitor). Though we often have a few guests who come and visit quite frequently. As the below: black kitten that can’t keep still, so this shot was a quick one!

photo by Rania Zeidan

photo by Rania Zeidan

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture – Indian Wedding

I’ve mentioned before, that I attended an wedding in Mumbai a few years back, So when the weekly challenge for “Culture” came, I quickly dug up my photos, as I believe an Indian wedding truly epitomizes its culture.

 

Photo by Rania Zeidan

Photo by Rania Zeidan

Photo by Rania Zeidan

Photo by Rania Zeidan

Photo by Rania Zeidan

Photo by Rania Zeidan

Photo by Rania Zeidan

Photo by Rania Zeidan

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Steve McCurry: Photographer of Life

Steve McCurry  is a phenomenal photographer. He has been working as a photojournalist for the majority of his life & if you think you don’t know who he is, think again. His iconic national geographic image of the Afaghn Girl , resonates with everyone. His photographs truly capture what it is to be human, from absolutely all around the world. Below are just a few of his outstanding photographs. He also has a personal blog on wordpress, so start following to see continuous updates of his magnificent and inspiring work…

Photo by Steve McCurry

Photo by Steve McCurry

Photo by Steve McCurry

Photo by Steve McCurry

Photo by Steve McCurry

Photo by Steve McCurry

Photo by Steve McCurry

Photo by Steve McCurry

Photo by Steve McCurry

Photo by Steve McCurry

 

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