So, the Artsy Fartsy section on this blog has been dead for a while. Couple that with my unquenchable addiction to Instagram over the past month, and you get this new section which I hope we will compile together into something really awesome over time.
Each week, Imma do a round up of all photos on instagram with the hashtag #GinosBlog. I’ll choose the ones with the most likes and which really speak to people and publish them on the blog. This will sorta be like FASHAL, which is compiled mostly by you guys. My vision in the long-run? Maybe do a nice slideshow capturing all that is special about our lives in this tiny country a few weeks or months, maybe even years down the line.
I’ll start with a few photos of mine, I hope you guys don’t mind. And if you wanna follow me, my username is: GinoRaidy.
1- Diesel Oil on Water in Gemmayzeh
This photo was completely unexpected, but, seeing a photo Lori had once taken in Hamra of a landscape reflected in a puddle, I decided to snap one with my Galaxy S2, modified it with LightBox and shared it on Instagram. Here’s the result:
2- Gemmayzeh’s Hidden Alleyway
I pass through Gemmayzeh daily, I go out there at night several times a week, but I had never noticed this tiny, cramped alleyway in front of the police department. A few touches with Lightbox on my S2, and voila:
3- Pierre and Friends is Reopen and Awesome As Ever
Been there four times already, and now it’s been completely restored! So, if you’re in for a nice tan for a few hours, or a full day at the beach, but don’t wanna be robbed by places like Edde, this is your best shot. Awesome people, awesome atmosphere and you’ll always find a cute doggie there!
4- The Jounieh Gulf Parachuter
This was taken from the Telefrique landing spot near Harissa. It’s one of my favorites, taken with my S2 edited using Lightbox and shared on Instagram.
5- The Telefrique Cable Car
6- Gemmayzeh in Daylight
Few of us see it in the day, but it’s gorgeous
7- Epic Bench in Beirut Souks
Saw it by mistake, the two stylish ladies in the photo fit in perfectly with the general photo! It’s in the jewelry segment of the Souks.
8- Safra Factory Fire
This is the first time I used the tilt-shift feature on Instagram. Very badly handled disaster…
9- Librairie Antoine’s Awesome Cultural Space in Beirut Souks
Three stories of absolute awesomeness, spaces to read, a cafe and an art gallery. They really wen all-out, and I truly loved the new branch/concept! So check it out if you still haven’t!
10- Pastry Fridge in a Garden
What more could you ask for?