Lebanon

December 2011

The earliest evidence of civilization in Lebanon dates back more than 7,000 years - predating recorded history. Lebanon was the home of the Phoenicians, a maritime culture that flourished for nearly 2,500 years (3000 - 539 BC). Its location at the crossroads of the Mediterranean Basin and the Arabian hinterland has also dictated its rich history, and shaped a cultural identity of religious and ethnic diversity.

More recently its known for its civil war and conflicts with neighbouring Israel. Although there has been been a relative calm since 2006 and the country is slowly rebuilding.

Pigeon Rock
Crusader View
Crusader Castle
Soap
The Streets Below
Coffee Pots
Beittedine Palace
Ornate Bay Window
Nativity Float
Nativity Float 2
Christmas Decorations
Old and New
Mosaic
Sarcophagus Relief
Place de L'Etoile
Golden Pulpit
Rebuilding
Dome
Monastery Above Dog River
Ruins in the Mist
St Pauls Cathederal
Our Lady of Lebanon
Church Mosiacs
Upon High
O Tannenbaum
Stars in the Sky
Cobbled Street
Astoria
Castle and Temple
Harbour Path
Sunday Service
Harbour
Through the window
Armed
Streetlife
Crowded Souk
Phoenician Sea Wall
Watching the Sunset
Tree and Church
Snowy Mountains
Deep Snow
Cedars of Lebanon
Sunset over Bcharre
Church Cave
St Antonio's Church
Hillside Cross
Hillside Farm
Valley Walk
View from Above