A Diamond’s Eye View of the World

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Desperate times call for desperate measures: prospecting for oil on Makdisi Street

Posted by adiamondinsunlight on March 22, 2007

For the past week, a strange orange machine perched on the back of a flatbed truck has been at work on a corner of Makdisi Street.

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(front end view, taken this morning to the bemusement of the man walking behind me)

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(front view, taken a bit closer and to the increased puzzlement of my fellow pedestrian)

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When it is operational, it looks much like the drilling part of an oil rig, plunging up and down to some point below the earth.

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I can’t imagine that EDL is now so desperate that they have begun prospecting for oil in Beirut, but … stranger things have happened.

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