Eye-level, but one might not notice it: a mere hole-in-the-wall. It looks to drain a trench, and in heavy rains it probably gushes. Meanwhile, it serves the local cat community as a passage between International College and American University of Beirut. Paw prints indicate increasing usage since the univesity opened a nearby door to from campus to the secret stairs.
Finally, the Isstar Wares Sandcrawler of Jawa Policy and Interstellar Affairs is fully operational. That means that the doors open and close and that the lights come on and off. No one has seen anyone working inside, but what do we know of Jawas, policy studies, or intersteelar affairs? I hardly ever get off-planet, and when I do, I stay in our solar system.
A potter at Jisr Al-Qadi, taken on print film by my wife in 1992 with a Nikon F3 and. 50 mm F1.4. We were touring through the Chouf just after New Year’s. I saw a similar photo in an old National Geographic article, I think it was “Lebanon, Little Bible Land in the Crossfire of History,” 01 February 1970, but I cannot find my copy. He was noticeably younger.
A cultivar of Allium ampeloprasum. Important and valued in many dishes, yet seldom appreciated as the primary ingredient. Try them braised: Place lengths in a lidded pan with a knob of butter, some lemon juice, and a splash of water, white wine, or stock. Simmer over a very low flame covered until tender, between 20 to 40 minutes. Check with a toothpick or bite. Uncover, remove the leeks to a serving platter, reduce the juices over moderate flame, and pour over the leeks. serve hot, cold, or ambient.