Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sous la mer... sous l'amer.


 
It is no longer there. But it was an icon in its own right, the "Sous la mer" pub in Phoenicia hotel with glass windows giving away to the pool. One of those tourist pulling attractions that gave Beirut its name back in the day - and which perhaps inadvertently helped the onset of the war. With so much opulence and conspicuous consumption in a country living in two different universes, clashes were bound to come.
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