Under the Bridges of Sfeir

On the edge of Haret Hreik and the outskirts of Dahiyeh, there is a highway made up of a series of bridges that connects to Hazmieh. These bridges cut through the neighborhood of Sfeir. That is where there are a few hidden pieces of street art that most people don’t know about:

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Believed to be a collection of names of Islamic figures

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Details 

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“B’ismillah Irahman Iraheem” = “In the name of God, most gracious, most compassionate”

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Panorama of a wall underneath one of the bridges

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“Moukawama” = “resistance”

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Water damage so it’s not very legible…any ideas?

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Muhammad

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“Shaheed” = “martyr”

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“Lanatrok Alsilah” = “we will not surrender our arms/weapons”

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“Ya Mahdi”

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“Children of the Neighborhood”

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Stencils about Bahrain

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Stencil of Imad Mughniyah

Souraya Morayef, Egyptian blogger from Suzee in the City, has started a YouTube documentary series on street art in the Arab world. It’s being commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. There’s already 3 episodes up on MOCAtv, the Museum’s channel, featuring Egypt, Libya, and Palestine. Lebanon’s to be released next week!

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