Hard as nails

We thought we were quite brave going up in the cable car to Harissa with a baby. This tin bucket looks scarier.

harissa church

I can just imagine the soundtrack: Rj3a, rj3a!

These guys are just fearless.

harissa church construction

here am I sitting in a tin can

And here’s what they are working on. The modern church behind the monument-chapel is said to have been designed as a cross between a cedar and a Phoenician ship.

modern church architecture

I'm floating in a most peculiar way

I guess the upside is that they have an even better view than us.

Harissa cable car

view from the cable car

5 Responses to “Hard as nails”

  1. Chrissy says:

    Haha! Funny you mentioned being nervous to ride the Teleferique; when we rode it over the holidays we also noted the complete lack of safety warnings, waivers, and official notices and the casual manner of the operators. That’s interesting about the new church; we were trying to figure out what they are aiming for with that architecture…

  2. Chrissy says:

    Yes it was beautiful, thanks!! We’re already counting down the days until our summer trip…

  3. nad says:

    Pierre Khoury is the name of the architect of that church…
    felt like adding my bit of trivia, but he just happens to be one of my favorite Lebanese architects.

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