Bye Bye Illegal Billboards!

In November 2011, Interior Minister Marwan Charbel announced all illegal advertising billboards in Lebanon would be dismantled. Of course, we’re in Lebanon and the year ended, with the Times-Square-like, eye-soar billboards still all over the place. BUT, looks like the process of removing them has begun, with several billboards on the northern entrance to Beirut (Jal El Dib – Dora) blacked out or painted over in preparation to be removed.

Here are a few pics I took earlier today. Congrats everyone, here’s to a little less clutter on our streets. They used to entertain us in the legendary traffic jams though… And I guess the companies who paid for their ads on the billboard won’t be too happy!