Rusting Away in Riyah, Lebanon.

An old locomotive rusts inside the abandoned Riyaq train station in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley on 1 May, 2019. Rail transport in Lebanon began in the 1890s as French projects under the Ottoman empire, but largely ceased in the 1970s owing to the country’s civil war. The last remaining routes ended for economic reasons in the […]

Rusting away in The Lebanon.

An old locomotive rusts inside the abandoned Riyaq train station in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley on May 1, 2019. Rail transport in Lebanon began in the 1890s as French projects under the Ottoman empire, but largely ceased in the 1970s owing to the country’s civil war. The last remaining routes ended for economic reasons in the […]

The Message by Ali Rafei.

by Chirine Lahoud The arteries of Lebanon are filled with graffiti and street art. Before it earned the respect and international recognition conferred by the art market, this art form was – and in many circles still is – considered to be vandalism. Street art, in the words of Lebanese street artist Ali Rafei, “invaded […]