The ski fields of the Chouf Mountains as we flew into Beirut, taken from our Air Arabia plane.
Our hotel in Archrafiye, East Beirut.
The apartment block opposite our hotel, still showing bomb damage.
A new building across the road from our hotel in Beirut.
A generator stretched to breaking point. Power cuts happen frequently in Beirut.
The remains of the Holiday Inn in downtown Beirut.
The Holiday Inn, a looming reminder of the 15 year long civil war.
New development in the downtown area of Beirut.
New development in the downtown area of Beirut including a building that looks like a Baby BurJuman.
The downtown area of Beirut.
On the road out of Beirut
The downtown area of Beirut, sadly deserted.
The downtown area of Beirut
"Lina's" in the downtown area of Beirut where we had lunch.
Place d'etoile in the downtown area of Beirut
Place d'etoille in the downtown area of Beirut
Emir Assaf mosque
War damaged (June '06) building at the entrance to Dog River
The highway bridge at Dog River.
The enormous statue of Christ on the roof of the Catholic retreat of Deir Luwaizeh overlooking Dog River.
Taking photos at Dog River.
On the walls of the gorge at Dog River are plaques commemorating various armies that have passed through the area, similar to those I saw on the walls of the Khyber Pass between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Another of the plaques at Dog River, this time commemorating the French invasion of Damascus in 1920.