LEBANON, BEIRUT A COLORFUL CITY, SAIFI VILLAGEA village within the city, Saifi Village is the place for art and design lovers. As you stroll down its streets, you will admire its harmonious facades and its model architectural restoration and preservation. Replicating oriental art or art deco its buildings host a variety of shops by Beirut's most prominent designers and art galleries that showcase the best of Beirut's artistic flair and taste.
National Geographic, February 1983, Beirut, up from the rubble, photo: Steve McCurry - The Green Line was a line of demarcation in Beirut, Lebanon during the Lebanese Civil War, it separated the East from the West; the appellation refers to the coloration of the foliage that grew because the space was uninhabited. Now, many of the buildings have been rebuilt.