Old Tyre is the area just south and west of the fishing port in the peninsula of Tyre. The charming town is rather compact and has some beautiful old architecture. The traditional souk likes within the narrow streets and is worth a visit. The Old City also contains a number of old mosques and churches.
Phoenician Tyre ruled the Mediterranean Sea around 950 BC. At the time, Tyre was still an island, but since Alexander the Great's conquest in 332 BC, the island has been a peninsula connected to the mainland. Nowadays, the port hosts nothing but small wooden fishing boats, and the area around it is a pleasant place for a stroll and a meal. On a clear day, views extend all the way to Mount Lebanon and Mount Hermon, which are covered in snow in the cooler months.
- Copyright: Hussein Kefel (Hussein_Kefel) (819)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-10-03
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: canon eos 7d, Canon EF 18-200mm
- Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2010-10-10 4:41