Taking a Stroll in Ashrafieh

 

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 Every once in a while, while wandering around Beirut, you will find one of these signs. It refers to architectural style that has been on the verge of extinction in our dear city thanks to various development projects and so-called urban planning. This street is Rue Debbas in Ashrafieh, home to the Cypriote Embassy and other little quaint residences.

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And then there’s all the other little pieces of Ashrafieh, not just on Rue Debbas, that you never really notice unless you take the time to look around:

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Dfouni Supermarket – best homemade chips & breadsticks (very fattening snacks)

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Little blue house on Rue Salah Labaki

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Yellow shutters overlooking Rene Mouawad Garden

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Painted Greenery on Charles Malik Avenue (Sponsored by Bank Med & Chateau Ksara)

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Old iron gates

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Vintage signs still going strong

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Geitawi houses

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Geitawi houses

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Courtyards

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Windows!

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Sacred graffiti

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Colorful graffiti

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Layers of windows

 Stay tuned for more and/or tag along with me in Ashrafieh.

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