after years of black windows, burj el murr — a war-torn building in lebanon — has been transformed. the old sniper hideout where bullets once flew now dances colorfully in the wind. the initiative was the doing of artist jad el khoury.

burj el murr
all images courtesy of jad el khoury / monkey business dreams

 

 

burj el murr is also known as the tower of bitterness in lebanon. the tactical hotel battleground is abandoned and has, until now, been a sad reminder of the events that happened there four decades ago, during the civil war. now, jad el khoury has given the building new life: a crescendo of color waving to passersby.

burj el murr

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burj el murr

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