Streets of Beirut XXIII

This yellow painted store in Mar Mikhael sells nothing but bananas.

Mar Mikhael shops Beirut

passing time at the banana shop

Running a small shop is one of the more fortunate professions when one gets to retirement age but has no pension to speak of. You can still spend your days drinking coffee, sitting out on the pavement, chatting with the neighbours and picking your ears, like all old men should.

4 Responses to “Streets of Beirut XXIII”

  1. Danielle says:

    Hahah..this is just fantastic!

  2. abaretruth says:

    Some of them do i bec they have an old lease n if the shop is closed the owner can reclaim it.
    But it’s fun, i wish i had a shop to entertain

  3. yasmine says:

    Totally love it – guess if you need bananas you know where to go….

  4. Janie says:

    Aw this is my favorite banana shop! The old man is so sweet and insists on giving me the correct change every time. Hope you had a merry christmas!

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