February 21, 2015

Blanc Mais Faisable

 “How’s the road up to Feraya?”
“Blanc mais faisable.”
 Indeed. White, but doable (if you have a 4 x 4).
I don’t think I have ever seen the road up to Feraya this white and pretty. I tried to make some landscape shots while driving, but it turns out to be pretty much impossible because there are massive billboards,  advertising something unnecessary, on either right or left side of the road every 50 meters. Who’s making money from those billboards (other than the billboard company)? The municipality where they are placed? Private people?  It pretty much ruins the landscape; landscape pollution at its best.
The road was doable, but not for many. As a result, they opened only two lifts, and we spent our morning going up and down this one hill. It didn’t matter. It felt a little like a private ski resort, I kept skiing into the same people. The weather was gorgeous. After near Arctic temperatures (according to Lebanese standards), we suddenly were back to sunshine and clear skies.
Not for long though; A new storm is on its way, hitting land on Tuesday, at 11:00 AM. 


Fabulous said...

Wow, looks like a really cold and snowy winter in Lebanon this year...

Really interesting blog by the way, I am a regular reader and it never fails to be an interesting read!

Best regards from Germany!

Anonymous said...

As usual, I enjoy reading your blog and watching the great photos of my lovely Lebanon ... Thanks again and again ...
Pierre K.