The Rashid Karami International Fair by Oscar Niemeyer
Lebanon / Places We Go

The Rashid Karami International Fair by Oscar Niemeyer

One place I particularly enjoyed in Tripoli, because it looked like the setting for a science fiction movie (or at least a photo shoot for Vogue), was the Rashid Karami International Fair which was designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho (known more commonly simply as “Oscar Niemeyer”). Niemeyer is probably … Continue reading

Lebanon / Places We Go

Sidon, Lebanon

The port city of Sidon is also commonly referred to as Saida… The city has a rich history stretching back possibly as far as 6800 BC. And this participation in historical events shows no sign of abating as even as recently as the Lebanese civil war, Sidon was fought over variously by the Palestinians, Syrians, … Continue reading