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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The products of a bloggy holiday: images from the Lebanon - Part 1
















14 comments:

  1. Intriguing photos. Glad you had a good time in the Lebanon and look forward to more images soon.

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  2. Beautiful photos! I had to look closer to make sense of crabs in a window frame! Not something I see everyday. Looks like a fascinating vacation.

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  3. Fabulous photos indeed. I do love bougainvilleas. What is that drink in the last photo? It looks intriguing.

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  4. Beautiful! Looks like a wonderful trip!

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  5. Your photos are beautiful! I particularly like the ones of the flowers, they are so vibrant! Also the one of the church, is so dramatic.

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  6. What beautiful photos! I particularity like the one with the crabs...it made me wonder just what was going on there! Hope you are enjoying your trip!

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  7. We have brilliantly colored bougainvillea here as well. Thank you for the photos.

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  8. Great photos and you have cunningly left us wanting to know all about your trip. Is that yoghurt in the jar, with honey and lime?

    I'd love to hear about the church.

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  9. Beautiful photos. It looks like you had a wonderful time!

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  10. Hello all and thank you so much for commenting - I am glad that you enjoyed peeking at these pics - now for a word of explanation:

    The top pictures is a shot of the amazing Quadisha Valley and its main settlement Bcharre. Quadisha is the heart of Christian Lebanon and was where the Maronites hid out in the 8th century. The valley is studded with monasteries and churches and shrines that just sit in the rock.

    Next up is a window to somebody's house that I spotted in Batroun on the coast road between Byblos and Tripoli. Slightly strange but they must have had some lovely suppers....

    The Church is the Crusader Church (yes - a real, non knocked down Crusader Church...) of St. John the Baptist at Byblos which is you have not been there is a truly wonderful town in which to spend some time.

    The Bourgainvillea I snapped just outside the ancient ruins in Byblos. Think burnt stone and ramshakle weed and deep blue sea lapping all around.

    The mystery drink is the local speciality in the Batroun and Byblos area - Lemonade, but not as you know it. This is a super refreshing hyper flavoursome lemon explosion in a jar. And that is the way that it should be.

    Hope that that helps to put these pictures in contect - I will post a few more teasers next week.

    Ta ta for now all,

    Hannah

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  11. Wow! Oh, how I envy you! Looking forward to more pictures.

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  12. Stephanie - so glad that you like them... more to come next week (promise!)

    happy blogging and thanks for visiting

    Hannah

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  13. Gorgeous photos. It makes me want to visit!

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  14. Beth - the Lebanon is a dreadfully neglected holiday destination - it is so wrth a trip and anyone who loves the med will love it. There are more photos coming on this blog tomorrow....

    Have a great week and thank you for visiting and leaving a comment.

    Hannah

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