Friday, July 15, 2011

A walk through

Beirut



... the city centre speaks of its politics, its past, its self representation for the future.



The city airport is named after him He was assassinated in 2005. A brand new mosque was built, he was buried next to it. There are plans to build a massive monument to mark his grave. His private company was primarily responsible for the swift rebuilding of the city centre.


In the re-imagining of the city lavish new mosques were built, a very old church is building a new bell tower to match the dimensions of the grand new neighbour.


A bombed cinema hall seems to be preserved to mark the violent times that the city has seen.


Another cinema hall, in another part of the world has been converted into a church. Lagos.

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