The long-lasting “Librarie Antoine” guide retailer on the Beirut Souks has formally shut down in the present day after a farewell ceremony in honor of the victims of the August 4 Port explosion. The ceremony was led by authors Joumana Haddad & Akl Awit and the guide retailer was closed indefinitely afterwards.
This marks the top of an period however doesn’t come as a shock because the Souks have been empty for fairly a while now following the 2019 rebellion, the Beirut port explosion & the worsening financial disaster. In reality, I ponder what’s nonetheless open on the souks.
The pictures beneath taken by Nabil Ismail converse for themselves:
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