“At first, it felt like another visit to an exotic destination, but soon unexpectedly familiar feelings took over.

A sight of fresh vegetables and fruits on wagons, the scent of traditional confectioneries, colorful grains and spices in jute bags, a cobbler sharing coffee with his customer, tailors with vintage sewing machines, a man working on wood with manual tools, fishermen mending nets, elderlies watching over little ones playing in an alley illuminated by a streak of sun light. Traditional and closely-knit community life. Lights and shadows of Old Saida.

The scenes reminiscent of my early childhood were still alive inside the ancient walls. I was enchanted. Saida has held a special place in my heart ever since and I keep coming back. To collect more memories."

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'Lights and Shadows of Old Saida'

May 16, 2019 9pm - May 18, 2019 12am, May 23, 2019 9pm - May 25, 2019 12am

An open exhibition in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme, the Municipality of Saida and Development for People and Nature Association (DPNA). 60 photographs on display including 14 from UNDP's archive.

“At first, it felt like another visit to an exotic destination, but soon unexpectedly familiar feelings took over.

A sight of fresh vegetables and fruits on wagons, the scent of traditional confectioneries, colorful grains and spices in jute bags, a cobbler sharing coffee with his customer, tailors with vintage sewing machines, a man working on wood with manual tools, fishermen mending nets, elderlies watching over little ones playing in an alley illuminated by a streak of sun light. Traditional and closely-knit community life. Lights and shadows of Old Saida.

The scenes reminiscent of my early childhood were still alive inside the ancient walls. I was enchanted. Saida has held a special place in my heart ever since and I keep coming back. To collect more memories."