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summer falls away: the change of seasons in Beirut

Posted by adiamondinsunlight on October 15, 2007

The days are still warm here, but this weekend the air changed. Its drier and cooler – no longer the heavy humidity of summer.

I miss the glorious autumns of New England, but I love the change of seasons here as well. The trees in my yard are losing leaves here and there, and when I leave for the gym in the mornings, the sun is only just rising.

This graffiti began appearing here and there in mid-summer – a perfect image for the hot July weather:

ice-cream-graffiti.jpg

(That’s my shoe, evidence of gym-going me. For those who love Pumas and shop in the US, a small hint: you can always find a range of good women’s Pumas at the Nordstrom outlet on 2nd and Pike in downtown Seattle.)

Ice cream doesn’t sound so appealing once the cooler weather sets in – and even less when the winter rains start. I can’t wait to see what the next season’s graffiti is – a mug of tea? a scarf? or – my favorite – an umbrella?

4 Responses to “summer falls away: the change of seasons in Beirut”

  1. hi,
    this graffiti was a part of a workshop we made this summer about public space.you will check the whole story soon on http://www.studiobeirut.org
    ciao

  2. Dear Pascale,

    Thank you for the information and the link. I can’t wait to see the results of your next workshop – the one on trains and train tracks!

  3. […] almost summer. bring back the ice cream cone graffiti, […]

  4. knotz said

    i think its mean’t to be a bird head, like a beack two eyes and the top of its head,
    might be ice cream though
    x

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