We walk across fashionable avenues and Hezbollah ruled quarters where short skirts and niqabs mingle. The city is notoriously popular among historians for its bloody history and praised by the beau monde for being the 'Paris of the Middle East'.
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Far away and yet so close from its ongoing rubble lies the Corniche. Home to street vendors, fishermen, rocky beaches, private beach clubs and the residence of Robert Fisk, this seaside promenade evorapotes an enchanting atmosphere that few places in the city can compete with.
Photographer Johannes Makar experienced the vibe, scroll through his pictures above.