Friday, October 15, 2010

Lebanon - Kornish Beirut

A night view of beautiful Kornish Beirut or Corniche Beirut.

Sent by Daniela, a Facebook friend from Lebanon.

This is from Wikipedia : The Corniche Beirut is a seaside promenade in Beirut, Lebanon. Lined with palm trees, the waterfront boulevard offers visitors a magnificent view of the Mediterranean and the summits of Mount Lebanon to the east.

The Corniche is a popular destinations for walkers, joggers and bikers. Push cart vendors offer an array of local snacks and drinks.

Many of the trunks of the palm trees that line the Corniche are pockmarked with bullet holes from the Lebanese Civil War.

In the summer of 2007, the distinctive blue railings were replaced, due to severe rusting, with a sleeker-looking aluminum railing that has been modified to make it more difficult for thrill-seekers to dive off the railings.

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