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!