4th Of August Another Death
Me and Nayla we always hoped that our son Rayyan won’t have to experience what we lived during the 15 years of civil war and the economic crisis we have survived during the 80’s 90’s.
Rayyan, who is 2 years old now, and in about a 6 months period, has already went through a tougher economic crisis and in just 2 seconds, his entire city got vanished, and what he has to describe that is a “pa2” sound he keeps on repeating which was the explosion sound and then that of the broken glass...
It seems as if we are living in a city that refuses to have a history other than that of destruction and death...
Beirut Horse Race
Horses and horse racing in Lebanon have a long-standing tradition of excellence mainly in Tyre Hippodrome and Beirut Roman race track at Beirut central district and this passion for horses is shared worldwide.
The Hippodrome du Parc de Beyrouth is located in the heart of the city, and represents Beirut’s most important green breathing outlet.
It was conceived for the continuity of Mother Nature Masterpiece, the Arabian Horse.
Recent Horse Racing started in 1885 at Beir Hassan, a suburb of Beirut, and was moved in 1916 to the Pine Forest of Beirut, its actual place; It is at La Residence des Pins during the French mandate where General Gouraud proclaimed the "Grand Liban" in 1920.
The grounds and all the racing set-up are the property of the Municipality of Beirut, and are managed by a non-profit organization SPARCA.