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Heaven, Hell, Hamra: a Beirut neighborhood in context

Posted by adiamondinsunlight on March 9, 2007

This graffiti makes me smile whenever I pass it:

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(On the wall across the street, the same artist has written “New York”. Apparently in this cosmology my city is totally beyond God’s reach.)

2 Responses to “Heaven, Hell, Hamra: a Beirut neighborhood in context”

  1. aida said

    thats my grafitti, glad that you enjoyed it!

  2. This image speaks for a generation and brings back to my mind beautiful memories of the times when this alleyway was the liveliest in the neighbor hood, now we have a bunch of those and almost all of them do not make as much sense as that single empty narrow back alley that was full of life… Cheers to the Nightchains and everyone who laid a kick flip or raised a toast in there.

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