Wednesday, October 17, 2012

City of Deir el Qamar | دير القمر , Lebanon

Deir el Qamar is a village in south-central Lebanon, five kilometres outside of Beiteddine, consisting of stone houses with red-tiled roofs. The city is known the Capital of Emirs. From its palaces, Lebanon was governed from the 16th century until the 18th century.
On the western side of the Square stands a Mosque, which was the first to be built in Mount Lebanon. The Emir Fakhreddine Ist Maan constructed it in 1493.

The Jewel of Lebanon. Lebanese singer Nouhad Wadi Haddad, known as Fayrouz (1935).


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