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Caravanserai in the Levant by Tom Schutyser
Wed. 27th Oct. at Art Lounge
 
CARAVANSERAI IN THE LEVANT - A photography exhibition by Tom Schutyser - Under the patronage of the Embassy of Belgium in Lebanon ----- Opening Reception, Saturday October 16th, 4–10 pm Exhibition, October 16th – October 24th, 2010 at Silk Factory, by Art Lounge, Beiteddine, Lebanon Tuesday-Sunday, 2-8pm ----- October 27th - November 7th, 2010 at Art Lounge Karantina, Wednesday to Saturday, 6p.m.- 12 a.m. -------------- For centuries, the caravanserais served as staging posts in the Middle East and Central Asia along the famous caravan routes of the Silk Road. Thousands of these caravanserais were built offering services along the trade routes and in cities, accommodating traders, pilgrims and other travelers. Today many caravanserais are crumbling ruins, relics of flourishing and thriving days in the past in the Middle East and Central Asia. Many more have vanished or have been swallowed by cities. Some survive, offering their useful compound layout for such facilities as hotels, museums, storage, shops, housing or garrison posts. Built as roadside inns in this network of trade routes crossing international boundaries, connecting China and the Western world overland, these caravanserais were a platform for prosperous commercial and multicultural exchange, mutually benefiting all parties, surviving numerous political, military, religious and economic calamities.

OPENS 2010-10-16 at 16:00:00
FROM Oct. 16th to Nov. 7th



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