Photo Friday: Beirut, Lebanon

Religion in Lebanon

In all of the countries I’ve traveled to, Lebanon produced the most contrasts and confusion. Whether you are there to enjoy the beaches of the Mediterranean, the cosmopolitan nightlife and shopping of Beirut, or the beautiful hiking on the Lebanon Hiking Trail – you can’t avoid the religious contrasts that are woven so deeply into this country.

Unlike the rest of the Middle East, all religions are represented, lending way to many scenes like this one where churches and Mosques are placed right next to each other. Even after a month in Lebanon, I still just scratched the surface of history, culture, and understanding.

You can follow more of Sherry’s adventures in the Middle East through her Volunteer Chronicles.

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3 Comments on "Photo Friday: Beirut, Lebanon"

  1. Angela on Sat, 2nd Apr 2011 5:43 am 

    Beautiful photo, images from the Middle East are always very evocative, it’s a truly fascinating region.

  2. Daniël on Mon, 4th Apr 2011 10:36 am 

    Hey Sherry, talking about all those religions: did you get to see the sysagogue which is being reconstructed in Beirut right now?

  3. Rebecca on Thu, 7th Apr 2011 2:59 am 

    Love the blue of the roof – contrasts very nicely with the angry-looking grey sky!

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