Hi, These r pictures before and during the Mar Takla Project. Regards,
Subhiyeh at Shafik & Norma Rahbani
After the Sunrise walk and Photos featured on the "August 2001" web page, we walked to Ain Sindyani and took pictures along the way...
|a typical home along the way
> The Lebanese Ladder to Success >
Inside the church in Ain Sindyani
|A new perspective...
View of Shweir from Ain Sindyani
Marhaba Ya Aam...
Min Wayn al Shabab...?
Ana ba3ref ahlakoum...
Tfaddallow... Teen Baladi? Yes!
Finjan Ahweh? YES! YES!
Minutes later... we had a great Subhiyeh at the Rahbany Family Home
|with neighbors incl. my cousin & our school mate Najla Samaha Jerdak (in black)||
||< & ^ Sometimes taking pictures
in different cameras can give a whole different perspective like to the
left and above
< L to R: George Matar, Anwar Kenicer & Dawoud Jerdak
Infront the home of my cousin Habboba
|Dawoud Jerdak, George & Edmon Rahbany||
Grapes on the roof of the third story villa on left
* (George Matar's Note)
We were invited to the house of Shafiq Salim Rahbani's
and his wife Norma ( Habib Sawaya) Rahbani for coffee or Subhiyeh (morning
Then Najla Samaha Jirdak came over with Philip Jirdak and his wife Samira.
As we were sitting a Gentleman walked in and sat down, looked at me and said: "Aren't you the Mukhtar?". I smiled and said yes, but you got me at a disadvantage. He said he is Edmond Matar Rahbani His daughter is the little beauty sleeping on the chair with a blue jacket in the last pictures of Miss Teen Age pageant. I think her name is Christine.
continuing with the next chip of digital photos...
|< plantings infront Habboba's home||Najla & Dawoud Jardak||
< Dawoud, Edmon, Intisar and her daughter Ragheda and Geoge Matar
<< This fine villa is for the family of Benyameen Iskandar Matar Al Rahbany
|Do you want to see some of the work that goes into it?||
Inside that villa
|What used to be the basement that was used for storage is being uncovered to unveil||the beauty of the foundation and the now highly prized art of the arches that support the upper levels...|
|The proud parents Sahfik & Norma Rahbani||They showed us the workmanship of their sons at their home and inside an adjacent villa that is almost complete||< Norma with pictures of her family in front of the carved stone mantel||
Note the bookshelves from carved stone and embedded in the wall
|The Rahbani brothers are truly masters in
perfection when it comes to custom masonry...
< here check out the special granite electrical plate cover, the inlaid marble floors and granite trim...
|You know, these pictures do not do their fine
Look closely after you enlarge the balcony photo on R. The edges of each marble is a continous "S" and they fit so perfectly together!
Plenty more photos to come... George... I need your scanned photos from prints
From Ain Sindyani, we stopped at Alsad and took some pictures...
Click here to see Alsad or Click here to go to August 2001 web page