SAIDA (SIDON, SAIDON) is said to mean "fishing", and even today fishermen moor their boats in the small picturesque port. Sidon was the third great Phoenician city-state, rivaling Byblos and Tyre as a naval power. In Darius' time, towards the end of the 6th century B.C., it was the capital of the fifth Persian satrapy and a showplace of buildings and gardens. The town was conquered by the Crusaders after a famous siege lasting 47 days, then retaken by Saladin 70 years later.
|Sidon Sea Castle - taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidon|
I went to Saida almost 3 weeks ago, with these awesome guys and girls "Beirut Street Photographers" and well we shot photos :)
Below is a selection of a few photos I took in the old souk (market) of Saida.
|Was lucky that the pink mercedes passed by the pink candy at that right moment|
|Candy Sales dude|
|This one is just weird|
|Carpentry, how it's made|
|So clean - Sukleen|
Make sure Saida is one of the destinations you visit when you come to Lebanon, my next trip is to Zahle, a city in Bekaa that I love, so expect lots of photos. And on my list as well, there is Tyr... now Tyr is a whole different story :) Coming soon.
For more of my photos, you can check my flickr account.