Spencer, my uncle/brother was blessed with Royal connections and spent much of the year jetting from one party destination and Grand Prix circuit to another, all over the globe. Of them all, Beirut was his favourite. He had an apartment there, not far from down-town Sahet Al Burj, until it was destroyed in the war.
In the early 1970s Lebanon was the Golden Country of the Middle East and Beirut was as romantically evocative as Paris.
Left: Byblos Harbour nr. Beirut
Right: Ramlat Al Bayda beach
Bottom: Sahet Al Burj – Martyr’s Square
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