Ancient Phoenician Ruins in Beirut’s Martyrs’ Square

Ancient Phoenician Ruins in Beirut's Martyr's Square

Just a short time ago, this area was just a huge empty space and, in my understanding, the plan was to build here another parking. But as the workers began to dig, they found this: I believe this was found no earlier than a year or two ago. I read about it in the news, […]

Beirut Downtown and Muhammad Al Amin Mosque

Beirut Downtown and Muhammad Al Amin Mosque

One of the my favorite things to do in Beirut is to go and hang around in its gorgeous downtown. I don’t do pubs or night clubs, but I do a lot of walking so this fits perfect for me. The streets and buildings are rebuilt from scratch after long civil war. Entire downtown looks […]

Moroccan Tents: From Basic Berber Tents to Lavish Makhzens

Moroccan Tents: From Basic Berber Tents to Lavish Makhzens

Originally Moroccan tents were used only by Berber shepherds who lived in Atlas Mountains or in areas on the Atlantic or Mediterranean coastlines. Upon the arrival to the campsite men drive the first peg into the ground. Then women take over and set up the tent. Traditional Berber tent is divided into women’s side and […]

Moroccan Tiles – Arabesque and Moroccan Ceramic Mosaic Tiles

Moroccan Tiles - Arabesque and Moroccan Ceramic Mosaic Tiles

Zellige (also spelled as zellig and zellij), Moroccan tiles made especially for walls are derived from Byzantine and Roman mosaics and are Morocco’s great specialty. Arabesque and Moroccan ceramic mosaic tiles are perhaps the most colorful tiles in the world. Traditionally, they were used as a decoration for walls, staircases, archways, and columns. Today they […]

Types of Moroccan Rugs and Berber Carpets

Types of Moroccan Rugs and Berber Carpets

What makes Moroccan rugs so special? It is their exciting color combinations, distinctive designs, and symbolic patterns of Moroccan Berber carpets that makes them something that is much more than a simple rug. Photo by¬†Flickr Moroccan rugs are generally divided into two categories rural and urban. Each region had its own distinctive signature style, but […]

Moroccan Lamps (Page 3)

Moroccan Lamps

Hanging Moroccan lights seem to be the “in” thing right now, and with these cut-out designs, you can understand why. The simple outlook with a couple of brighter colors thrown in for good measure, they could have the potential to completely transform any room in the house. Imagine these set against a white backdrop of […]

Moroccan Lamps (Page 2)

Moroccan Lamps

These Moroccan lamps almost move away from the actual Moroccan theme with their very simple shapes. As you can see here, hanging from stairs or evening as a dimmer form of lighting in a bathroom, the lamps add an exotic flair to an otherwise dull room. Moroccan Wall Lamps  Candlelight is the most flattering light […]

Moroccan Lamps

Moroccan Lamps

There is something about Moroccan lamps that adds a subtle air of mystery and dim lighting to a room. You could almost go as far as to say that these colorful lamps add a romantic air to the room with their rustic natures and translucent lighting effects. As a reading lamp, a lamp to add […]