Beirut mysteries: the Space Needle in Saifi
Posted by adiamondinsunlight on February 14, 2008
One of the joys of living abroad is finding bits of home where you least expect them.
For me, the latest bit of joy came last Friday evening, as we searched for a parking space near 961, the Gemmayze bar du jour for beer-loving expats.
On the corner of a fairly ungentrified side street was a Moeller Electric franchise with a curiously familiar sight decorating its metal shutter:
I recognize the Space Needle, and I love seeing it, but … I can’t understand why its there. Was Moeller originally a Seattle-based company? I can’t find anything special about Seattle on the company’s website. What am I missing?