When every hole has a story to tell 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼. Maison Barakat, also called “Yellow House” or “House of Death” or even House of Silence”. Built in the early 20’s mainly to host families and businesses, and so it was, until 1975 when it started to be devastated and vandalized and used by the snipers of a brutal civil war instead, during over 17 years. It was considered crucial for its “perfect” intersection also called The Green Line, separating the two factions right off Damascus street. Today it is a memory museum and a cultural center called Beit Beirut, in arabic “the House of Beirut” ; I really recommend to go and see it not only for its great architecture and interesting exhibitions but also to witness its energy, its numerous bullet holes everywhere inside and outside, left there even after the restoration as a “reminder”; giving you a mixed feeling of sadness and inquietude but also gratitude towards those who made possible to keep that horrible memory alive, in the name of the love for their country. And still gives you hope, as it has gone. The first picture posted is the way it used to be before the war and scrolling right it’s the way it is now after 42 years: still a masterpiece of Lebanese architecture, revealing its scars in a bitter yet courageous and exceptional way.
and that's a wrap for my Canada 150+ explorations 😁 I was very privileged to be able to do this on this special year. Hope you all enjoyed the pictures and don't worry because there will be many more trips to come ❤ #fernweh