Sunday, April 30, 2006

Annahr Al Kabir (The Big Southern River)

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Isn't strange?! on the right side is Lebanon, and Syria on the left side...

This river comes from one source in Lebanon, Nabaa Al Hichi, in Wadi Khaled.

Reaching the source is a big issue, as it is very powerful and the way is almost closed by plants, making the flow more and more slow.

The Big River (named like that, even that it is not the biggest river), makes the northern lebanese borders with Syria.

Even though, there is still lebanese families living on the other side... and cross activity and relationships between the two sides are still present. Many lebanese men and women are married to other side people.

The big southern River, was one of the ports to introduce illegal issues between the two countries, as it is a very easy way, covered by forests trees, and not secured, specially at night.

This day, we was making a launch on the border of Rammah, a sweet typical akkarian village... what we took with us was not something heavy, just olive oil, salads... it was the best day for fishing... and we got more than five Kilos of Fishes... it was really great... (for sure i didn't fish with the others who are from this village in origin) :)...

It was cool... we made fire by dry branches... and we ate with the Arak ( a lebanese traditional alchohol )...

The difficult issue was the return way ( as we ate a heavy lunch)...

I have really beautiful memories from this place, even going back to my childhood, when i made picnics with my family and some families of Debbabiyyi and Kwachra...

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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Thank You

The Lebanese Eagle Flying High
Me On Shir El Sanam Top; Kobayat National Reserve
Photo by Dr E.Choueiry

The number of viewers of my photos reached this day:
500,000 Viewers and more.

The Frirst most viewed album is: The Flowers Of Lebanon (67200 viewers; 8306 downloads).
The Second most viewed album is: Akkar In The Picture (54004 viewers, 5443 downloads).
The Third most viewed album is: Variety From Lebanon (52063 viewers, 4137 downloads).
The Fourth most viewed album is: Automn Collection, Lebanon (22663 viewers, 1859 downloads).
The Fifth most viewed album is: Akkar, My Heaven (22567 viewers, 1937 downloads).

And 1315 Guestbook entries from almost all countries.

Akkar, My Heaven is now one of the Best Downloads albums (the highest downloads rates in a short period, since created).

I offer all what i did to LEBANON.
Again, thank you.

Sassine El Nabbout

Monday, April 24, 2006

Lyon By Sasmen

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Me Featured

Again and again, but now with many albums, and as member in Webshots, i'm featured since 21 April 2006 on the webshots blog as one of the best world community photographers. Presenting me as the Member sassinabbout showing us the beauty and wonder of Lebanon.
Thank you for everyone that supported & helped me.
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Friday, April 14, 2006

A Lesson

There was a man who had four sons. He wanted his sons to learn not to judge things too quickly. So he sent them each on a quest, in turn, to go and look at a pear tree that was a great distance away.The first son went in the winter, the second in the spring, the third in summer, and the youngest son in the fall. When they had all gone and come back, he called them together to describe what they had seen.

The first son said that the tree was ugly, bent, and twisted.
The second son said no it was covered with green buds and full of promise.
The third son disagreed; he said it was laden with blossoms that smelled so sweet and looked so beautiful, it was the most graceful thing he had ever seen.
The last son disagreed with all of them; he said it was ripe and drooping with fruit, full of life and fulfillment.
The man then explained to his sons that they were all right, because they had each seen but only one season in the tree's life. He told them that you cannot judge a tree, or a person, by only one season, and that the essence of who they are and the pleasure, joy, and love that come from that life can only be measured at the end, when all the seasons are up.
If you give up when it's winter, you will miss the promise of your spring, the beauty of your summer, the fulfillment of your fall.

Moral lessons:
Don't let the pain of one season destroy the joy of all the rest.
Don't judge life by one difficult season.
Persevere through the difficult patches and better times are sure to come some time or later.

Author Unknown

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Sasmen Invading The Louvre

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Akkar Aerial View

Akkar Name

Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Superorder: Decapodiformes
Order: Teuthida
Family: Ommastrephidae
Scientific name: Todarodes sagittatus

Norwegian: akkar
Distribution: There are registrations of flying squids from the surface and down to 4000 meters. It can be found in the entire North-east Atlantic ocean and hence anywhere along the Norwegian coast. Juveniles appearing in shallow water close to the shore is most frequently encountered by divers.
Characteristics: The this ten-armed squid has an elongated, torpedo shaped mantle. The mantle constitutes approximately two thirds of the total body length, including the arms. The relatively high density and considerable size contributes to a significant commercial interest in this squid. It can grow to a length of 1 meter.

Link: fauna/Blotdyr/akkar.htm