Lights and Shadows of Old Saidahttps://bcplebanon.org/blog/event/lights-and-shadows-of-old-saida/
‘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, the elderly watching over little ones playing in an alley illuminated by a streak of sunlight. 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.’