Tyler Brulé loves Beirut and so do I. After my first visit in 2000 for Wallpaper, I had the chance to photograph

the Ashrafieh neighborhood once again in 2008 for a Monocle title story. It is still beautiful, though the crude

changes, done by freestyle real-estate politics in recent years, are omnipresent.


for Monocle magazine #13, May ´08