June 29, 2012

The Neighborhood Dikkaneh II

The neighborhood dikkanehs are usually situated on the ground floor of old apartment buildings, often on the corner. They sell an array of things, such as bread, coffee, bottled water, bottled gas, powdered milk and labneh, and outside there is always the display of chips. Our children seem to subsist on chips.

Sietske is not in Beirut at the moment, but on her annual ‘Trek to the Motherland’. She leaves you every Friday with a typical Lebanese neighborhood ‘dikkaneh’, also called mini-market. They are all situated in Beirut. The exact road & neighborhood are indicated on the picture itself. These little stores have all disappeared in Holland; fallen victim to the big supermarket chains. But here in Beirut, we still have them. This is number 2 in a series of 12. Enjoy, while I enjoy my holiday.

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