When in wars, when facing stereotypes and packed stories every day, it’s important to use all the tools given to show the other side of the story, or to look for the other side of the story (there’s always more stories in one story). That is one of the main reasons for the existence of this blog and today I present you a really nice initative from Lebanon.
Humans of Lebanon is a great facebook page to feel and smell the daily life in Lebanon today, and this is a small collection of the photos/stories I really like. If you like this, be sure to check out their page for more!
Georges Haddad is a 76 year-old barber from Mousaytbeh, Beirut, who runs his own barber shop in Gemmayzeh.
“Although I’ve set a fixed fee, I still find a way to make all my customers happy, even those who can’t afford something as simple and cheap as a haircut” he says.
Beirut’s “green man”
“I’m just pruning the vines”, Bekaa Valley
This young Syrian teenager cheerfully worked despite the cold temperatures removing dead vines after pruning in the Beqaa Valley.
Spotted at the Yearly Beirut Hersh Festival.
I posted this poster around Beirut 1 year ago and it felt wonderful, I wanted to share with you all today, last day of 2012. Let’s spread the positivity and if you can do the similar in your area, please do.
“fireworks are cheap and fun”
Hello. Where are you going?
Hello, going to play backgammon with my grandpa.
Here’s Mr. Cotillon.
Although they were usually (still are?) sold on New year’s eve, this man spends 365 days selling them. He hangs around Souk el Ahad. You’ll instantly recognize him by his..
“My home, my protection, my stories”
painting it up
Here’s the father of the actual owner of this tiny but exceptional Saida sweet shop.
Say cheese, school in Tripoli
spotted in Jbeil
“We are refugees.
Syrian refugees at Ammik, Bekaa.
We’re enjoying the sunset