Downtown Beirut: Then & Now

Below is an old picture of an Armenian Church in Downtown Beirut (St. Elie-St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Catholic Church).

My guess is the photo was taken in the early 1990s.

Then

And THIS is a photo of the Church I took last week…

Now

It’s pretty cool that the Church wasn’t damaged that much during the war…

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Old pic source: habeeb.com

6 thoughts on “Downtown Beirut: Then & Now

  1. A Bare Truth December 13, 2010 / 11:08 am

    Post-war did more damage than the war itself

  2. Danielle December 13, 2010 / 12:19 pm

    How can you not notice the billboard here? It completely destroys the picture. Must be one of the only places in the world where a billboard is practically on the same property as a church!

  3. yasmine December 13, 2010 / 2:23 pm

    Is it me or do the Bldgs in the old picture behind the church look lopsided a bit…….

  4. Riham December 13, 2010 / 9:31 pm

    Everytime I pass by that area, I say that this church is my favorite. It’s just so beautiful.
    It’s fun to watch what’s behind the church in the before and after photo.

  5. Aline December 15, 2010 / 10:48 am

    The photos look cute with the wordpress snow 😛
    I think this is one of the prettiest Armenian churches.
    Totally agree with Danielle on the issue of the Billboard :/

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