Remember I’ve told we’ll be back to Beirut here? Well, I really want to show you some more pics.
10/10 Photography Circle February 2017 edition
I’ve joined recently a photographer group in my home city. We meet once a month and take some pics together or work on some projects. One of the exercise that we do together is the selection of pics serie: choosing a serie that shows coherence and an artistic commitment for a subject. Guess what? Very hard exercise! Even harder with those from Beirut trip. As I’ve told you here, Beirut is not a very walkable city. And the architecture makes it difficult to have wide angles.
With my group of photographer friends, we tried to find some consistency and create a serie of 12 pics.
Here are 9 pics. My subject sould be « An eye on a country of contrast ». The eye of the photographer, the lense of the camera (a small one to try to be invisible) and lots of pics taken from the car because well, we were tourists in a car in Beirut!
Let me know what you think of my selection. Not very consistent in my opinion but I like them all.
My next destination of adventure was supposed to stay secret and my friends were supposed to guess it looking at the pictures. But my friends are also supposed to follow me on IG and they have seen that I’ve spent a few days in Beirut, Lebanon for Christmas holidays.
Since I’m back working full time, I haven’t found any spare time to select some pics and print them and edit them and show them to my friends.
So here I am, trying to show Beirut from a tender eye. Beirut is a complex city, in a complex country for the basic tourist that I am. Traffic is horrible, you may spend hours in a car to cross the city that is not so big. As you may know, I love to walk when I travel and I was quite frustrated to not be able to work more. With hubby we had twice the chance to have a walk in the city.
Let me share with you some raw pics, no real selection, just my eye on this incredible city and this country. I’ll be back to share more of my impressions.
Beirut has some good spots for street art lovers. Just make a little research before to find them easily.
The place to jog: the Corniche.
I’ll be back with a photography study of the architecture of the city. Beirut is full of treasure for architectural pictures passionates. Lots of buildings under construction and lots of old buildings still not rebuilt but hurry because soon they will all be rebuilt!
We went for a day out in Saïda where we’ve visited the soap factory and the old citadel. The third kid is not mine, no! She is the daughter of my friend whom kindly invited us.
The soap factory in Saida was quite interesting. and such a beautiful old building in the very old city.
Back to Beirut… Just a funny composition… isn’t it?
Following the streets in Armenian part of the city…
And just because Lebanon is not Lebanon without its yummy food and also because well I’m still a food blogger, Please readers and friends… could you kick my ass to make me post some food posts again?
And because it was Christmas… Who doesn’t like a few little lights in the night?
I promise I’ll find the time to be back here and give you some tips to travel to this amazing country.
I hope you enjoyed and now please have a look at my friends Jen pictures!