Lebanon / Places We Go

Visiting Tripoli, Lebanon

Tripoli is also known as Trablous… And despite being Lebanon’s second largest city, very few outsiders make the journey up to Lebanon’s north to pay a visit. Evidence of settlement here goes back to the 14th century BC, but Tripoli’s past likely goes back much further. Today, Tripoli is a conservative city comprised primarily of … Continue reading

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