Sunday, August 22, 2010

Bois de Boulogne, beautiful village


Bois de Boulogne - Mount Lebanon - Lebanon

Bolonia is situated in Mount Lebanon, just after Dhour Shweir and just before El Mrouj, the name inspired by the French who compared it too much to their own Bois de Boulogne, which is full of tall pine trees and many of them. It's the nature we don't see that much of in Lebanon.

I took some photos along the way to Zaarour, it was foggy today, but definitely a beautiful breeze perfect for running away from the humidity and super heat that has been reigning over Lebanon the past weeks.

That was my first attempt in taking photos while there is fog, so bare with me here, I shared different edits of the same photo in hope that you give me your opinion in which looks better.

Bois de Boulogne - Metn - Lebanon

Hopefully, I will dedicate another day to just go and take photos of the houses there, they are beautiful, but unfortunately many of them are deserted (history, politics, war...). If you would like to join, do let me know.

Enjoy (at least, I hope you enjoy)

Sepia (a bad version of sepia I reckon)
Original color

Black & White with a dash of Red

And finally, an old house or shop that looks to be abandoned.

Bois de Boulogne - Mount Lebanon - Lebanon

Only sharpened (style inspired by a friend of mine)

21 comments:

  1. Awesome photography Lil!
    Kinda reminded me of the movie "The village"..
    Bissextile

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  2. Loved the Black & White with a dash of Red and the first pic as well :)

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  3. Turned out really nice :)
    karen

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  4. Thanks Gaby!

    Karen, not as good as your Polaroid ones hehe

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  5. Beautiful pics. Loved the black and white ones but they are all great and give such a feeling of peace. Love the one of the house too. What a nice way to spend a Sunday :-)

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  6. The photographs are beautiful Liliane.. It looks like an amazing area.

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  7. Mich, Riham, Samer, thanks you guys... I really didn't expect such responses :) <3

    Riham, it is a BEAUTIFUL area, I really recommend that people visit it :) you will love it, money back guarantee in 30 days hehe

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  8. My av is the old house that looks to be abandoned... There is such a eerie feeling to all these pics..


    Elly Aka Miss poison :P

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  9. I loved the first one,with the fog the road is going to nowhere :) as for the edits I prefer the original, the fog is lost with the others.

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  10. I like the original photo the best. I'll be willing to go with you to see the abandoned houses..it would be nice to see a different part of Lebanon..when are you going next? Let me know!!

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  11. Elly!!!!!!! I miss you ktir, was thinking about you today, I thought okay she must be skipping coming to Lebanon coz she's like in Europa all the time ! next time, PLEASE tell me ahead so I free my stupid schedule and see you!

    Rany, Danielle.. yeah I liked the original too, but I wanted to do a successful Sepia, that one truly sucked... gonna make another attempt with the help of someone pro.

    Dani, for sure, will keep you updated, am thinking next weekend or the one after.

    Khalil thank you :) For a sec there I wasn't going to take my cam with me, glad I did.

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  12. My faves are the first photo and the original one of the fog in the forest. It's almost like lightning in a bottle. Good on you, Liliane.

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  13. Great photos, that's where i spent new year eve last year and i keep going there around once every two months for a change. I love the area.

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  14. Joelle, 7abbet el teshbih :)

    Dany, definitely awesome place, I wanted to actually rent a house there for the summer.. let's just say a bit expensive :P

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  15. I like how you posted about this as I come from El Mrouj. Most of the villas there are deserted because the Syrian Army was living in them during the occupation. It was a strategic area for them during the war.

    I'm sure it will be an interesting post about the villas as they are really beautiful. One day the owners will restore them and move back in.

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  16. Yep, was going to provide a little background on the deserted villas Serpico, as well. Can't wait to go photoshoot it. When are you coming to Leb btw?

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  17. I wish I could be in Leb, I would have definitely gone with you!! I'm going back in December. Maybe we'll do it then (and we do the Zaarour area too), if the snow kicks in ;)

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  18. raises his hand wanting to tag along on future ~trips~ in high altitude.

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