A Diamond’s Eye View of the World

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Greenline photos

Posted by adiamondinsunlight on January 31, 2007

The Unbuilt Project Dossier has just posted stunning photos taken earlier today along Beirut’s old greenline.

They show the effects of war, but also of time.

Most of the wartorn buildings that linger today do so because of ownership disputes, rather than some desire to preserve a visual witness of the emptiness of the country’s civil war. Real estate is one of the few solid investments possible in this country. Those who can rebuild, do.

The photographs are breath-taking:

Remnants of a Greenline.


One Response to “Greenline photos”

  1. @@ said

    Question: Do owners of destroyed buildings have legal recourse against the government of Israel?

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