A few months back, I was on the hunt for the best and most comprehensive photo archive of old Beirut available. Unfortunately, I found no such thing. I now realize this was incredibly stupid of me, because such a website does exist with well over 450 photos already submitted, captioned and archived from many sources and over different epochs in the life of the Beirut we’ve already lost or are losing day after day in a very neat and streamlined layout.
Take a look at a few photos I grabbed off the first few pages below. The rest can be found here. Enjoy the bitter-sweet, wow-effect these photos will give you. Makes you wish we were alive in the Beirut of the 50s-60s, the “Golden Age” of our beloved, or at least once-beloved city.