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Author Topic: Beirut thrives with a lack of opressive laws  (Read 1757 times)


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Beirut thrives with a lack of opressive laws
« on: August 31, 2009, 01:05:09 pm »

Maybe it is that Beirut succeeds precisely where it fails. It is alive with the din, dirt and mystique of a crowded old city. The collapsing infrastructure, impenetrable bureaucracy, awful road conditions and non-existent zoning laws somehow all add up to a place that never dies, never falters, no matter how many attempts are made on its life. Even the rebuilt downtown district, Solidere, which critics accused of an Epcot-like feel when it was unveiled in the late 1990s, is slowly getting re-absorbed into the noisy, dusty street-life of the rest of the city.
Emphasis mine.

Article here:

I read a blog written from Beirut by a native.  Fascinating place.  I got started when she was reporting from the ground during the recent war with Israel.
"I also find myself on fairly firm ground identifying good and evil without resorting to my opinion of God's opinion"
LJer Tigertoy
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