photography, random thought, travel, writing

lebanon… day 1


my host, rev. walid, naps after picking me up from the airport at 3 am.  “everyone that comes from the west gets in at that time… i’m used to it.”


peter, said’s boy, working at his dad’s book store after school.


rev. walid


sarah and salina, said’s oldest and youngest daughters.


said and walid arriving at the reformed baptist church of tyre.







the church is next door to a former hezbollah weapons cache that was destroyed in 2006 by the israelis.




mohammed said with the hat he got at petra the week before.




there are lebanese soldiers and outposts everywhere.  in that way, lebanon feels incredibly safe.  actually, more safe than i’ve felt in many u.s. cities.


sunset over the mediterranean at the beach in tyre.  legendary.









remnants of the roman empire.





there are droves ferrel cats and dogs all over lebanon.  i’m still trying to figure out where they came from.



all images © andrew r. slaton | photographer 2009


4 thoughts on “lebanon… day 1

  1. hiddenhistory says:

    Very nice work in a photo journalistic style. You have a good eye for juxtaposition. The colors and saturation in the sunset photos on the water are very well handled.

    Come up to beauty! Ron Harris

  2. Hannah says:

    I watched and my heart was sad to see that from my parents days to now not much has changed. There was struggle then and there is struggle now. the pictures tell a beautiful story about a gorgeous land, loving people, and a desire to be better than things are now. You captured it so well!

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