The abandoned mansion of a former prime minister, one of the most remarkable buildings in Zokak elBlat, Beirut, a once glorious hotel now bearing its war wounds, a 17th-century palace in Deir El Qamar, and a stunning yet unfinished passion project, where each arch of the structure reflects a different civilisation, a sublime abandoned 14th-century hammam, the Tripoli International Fair complex, an ensemble built by Oscar Niemeyer that fell into disrepair before it was even finished, deserted buildings, grandiose dilapidated architecture …
Civil wars, lack of consideration for a heritage in danger, the Beirut port explosion … time has done its work on many of Lebanon's architectural gems.
An exceptional photographic report.
Award-winning photographer James Kerwin’s love affair with Lebanon started in 2017 when he began his research into locating interesting, unique, and abandoned architecture. That relationship grew stronger when he finally set foot in the country for the first time in 2019, `and began uncovering these architectural delights.