Another West-Beirut city part, known as ‘Corniche
el-Mazraa’, although it’s official name is quite different: Boulevard Saeb
Salaam. I don’t know why we change all our street names. I live on a street that
is called after a building that used to be at the bottom of the street, but
that is no longer there. And that name is not even remotely close to its
original name. The original name comes from a jail building that was once here,
but no longer. In this place it is all about what once was.