Over the past year or so, I have been using photos of  Beirut to accompany my Looks Like Beirut posts. These photos have been made available thanks to the Creative Commons-licensed photos posted by users on Flickr. Through a recent search, I came across a photo with a very interesting title: Beirut? Here is the photo:


Beirut ?

Beirut ?
Taken by Per-Olof Forsberg via Flickr

What does a photo taken in Stockholm, Sweden have to do with Beirut? The description that accompanies the title explains it all.

Nope, the house has not been on fire. It is a relatively new building designed with an odd facade that probably should look like black/grey leaves if you take a closer look.

Actual Beirut

Of course it’s not the first fire-Beirut analogy that I’ve come across but in all honesty, the connection is just mind-boggling. With this post, I thought it would be best to recap the actual Beirut photos that have appeared on this blog over the past year.

Looks Like Beirut on Google Maps

View Looks Like Beirut – Mapped Across the World by Jad Aoun in a larger map