As you well know, my parents have lived in Beirut for almost 10 years now, but once the Israeli bombs started dropping a little too close to home (10 min. walk!), they decided it was time to leave. With many tears, they packed a small bag and were able to leave on the last British boat out of the port. Currently they are “refugees” wandering Europe… without a home.
It is so sad to watch the destruction of such a beautiful country. I worry constantly about friends left behind, Elizabeth, Moreen & Charles etc.- I wonder if it will ever be safe again? I hope so, I know so… It has to be… non?
I have such fond memories of Beirut – I think everyone who has visited does.
There is not another city in the world (and we’ve been to a lot of them!) that has come close to the charm that Beirut offers… Incredible architecture, amazing shopping, fabulous restaurants and the nightlife oh the nightlife… Unbelievable… I keep the memories close, revisit the many pictures and remember the fabulous wedding we had in the mountains. I am so happy that our friends and family were able to experience Lebanon. We discussed many times of all going back, doing it up “one more time.”
Chady, Elie, Georges, Rosie, Johnny… we think of you, your families and hope for a quick resolution…
Please visit my, our memories of a happy Beirut, a fun Beirut, a spirit we know that will never die. More of our Lebanon photos can be found here or some of Barry’s Beirut Photo’s are here.
Well, we’ve finally put some pictures up. Those who would like to know, this was a feat, since there are many (and I mean many) wedding proofs. In fact a word of warning, they are not complete and are not organized, and are a selection by the groom. They can be found Here . If you would like a cd of the proofs, to order a few pictures for yourselves, send me an email and I will try to burn a CD for you. (That’s if I can figure why my new DVD burner won’t burn). More later…
and BTW, Thanks to Georges and Elie you guys are the best.
Also, please don’t use the pictures without our authorization. (Unless we know you or you’re in the picture and thus you can do as you please, with in reason.)
We’re back (still in honeymoon mode) and about to change the web site. Well, it has changed but the old one exists at /mambo. Beary of EntertheChapel (blog) fame suggested we move to wordpress, so it will be a bit for us to add new content. But the added feature is we can get our wedding pictures up faster. Cuz’ Greg suggested streaming the DVD of the wedding. I just need to figure out a few things and hope to have that up and running soon. We had a wonderful time and thank everyone for their Wishes of Love and Happiness and many thanks again to all that attended the many events that made this a special time for both of us. More to follow soon…