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An Example Of Coexistence, Openness, And Freedom  
User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Posted (6 years 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1635 times:

I was browsing some recent photos from my home country, Lebanon, and stumbled across this particular scene in downtown Beirut:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3255/2793173259_4dc5053ab4_b.jpg

These three women also happen to be walking right next to a large mosque which also happens to be located right next to a large cathedral.

It struck me what a strong message this photo is sending.

This is the world I envisage. A world where people of different lifestyles, backgrounds, and belief systems can live side by side in peace. I can only hope it becomes a reality one day. The fact that a glimpse of it exists gives me some hope.

We'd all be better off...


"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
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User currently offlineBravo45 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2165 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1627 times:

Reminds me of the thread Cedars747 started with some pictures from Lebanon and titled it something to mean if that was what Israel was bothered by.

Lebanon is a shining example of people reconciling after a brutal civil war filled with hatred. I was very concerned if that could break down in the aftermath of the Israeli war. But I guess that was underestimating the people of Lebanon.

May you live in peace, prosperity and harmony, guiding others by proving it can be done.
Aameen!!


User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6799 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1534 times:



Quoting BA (Thread starter):
It struck me what a strong message this photo is sending.

The one in the red is sending me a strong message too....hehe  Wink

Nice legs.

Oh yeah, and good point.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39854 posts, RR: 74
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1488 times:



Quoting Slider (Reply 2):
The one in the red is sending me a strong message too....hehe Wink

Nice legs.

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Agreed!
Can we see more photos of her?  Smile
Lebanon sounds like a real cool place to visit.



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User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1463 times:



Quote:
I was browsing some recent photos from my home country, Lebanon, and stumbled across this particular scene in downtown Beirut:

Assalamu alaikum! I cant wait to visit Lebanon one of these days. Lebanon is a great example of progression in a troubled region. Post some more pics when you get a chance!

Ma’a salama

-Delta767300ER


User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1396 times:



Quoting Slider (Reply 2):
The one in the red is sending me a strong message too....hehe Wink

For some reason the one on the left caught my attention more. I think it's the hair.  Smile

Quoting Delta767300ER (Reply 4):
Post some more pics when you get a chance!

I haven't been to Lebanon in 2 years so I've just been browsing online photo galleries. Here are a few good recent shots.

This is on the northern coast of Beirut, you can see the high rise construction in the background:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3147/2768978130_d2a9b34c39_b.jpg

Same general area during the day time when fishermen come to the area in the morning:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3246/2748327951_3043b0485f_b.jpg

Downtown area is full of these trilingual information signs (Arabic, French, English):


This is a view of Jounieh and the Bay of Jounieh from Adma just north of Beirut. Beirut can be seen in the distance on the right. This is a beautiful part of the Lebanese coastline, both during the day and night.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3136/2757151860_54e1a4d0a0_b.jpg

Jounieh during the day time with the bay on the right. You can see the Beirut peninsula peaking out on the far left of the photo:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3254/2609406332_f5d55aac77_b.jpg

And of course the famous Cedars in the north, the symbol of the country:



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
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