★Raouché; area's oldest evidence of human existence! <<< # 1 Photo in Lebanon

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Raouché: (arabic: الروشة، ar-rawʂe) is a residential and commercial neighborhood in Beirut, Lebanon. It is known for its upscale apartment buildings, numerous restaurants, and cliff-side cafés that line Avenue de Paris, which forms part of the Corniche Beirut. The corniche or the wide, seaside sidewalk of Avenue de Paris is popular on weekends and evenings where strollers and joggers crowd the pavements. Off the coast of Raouché, there is a natural landmark called the Pigeons' Rock (also known as the Rock of Raouché). Located at Beirut's western-most tip, the two huge rock formations, which stand like gigantic sentinels, are a popular destination for locals and visitors alike.

Raouche's Pigeons' Rock has recently been featured on the front page of Microsoft's Bing.

Name Origin: Some historians believe that the word "raouché" derives from the Aramaic word rosh, meaning head. Other historians argue that it is a corruption of the French word roche (rocher), meaning rock.

AUB: The shores near Raouché have yielded the area's oldest evidence of human existence, flints and basic stone tools, which are displayed in the AUB Archaeological Museum.

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Comments (277)

Ali Shaib on July 8, 2012

Thank you all for the wonderful comments, likes + FAVORITES, I really appreciate that ;)

Best Regards;

Ali Shaib


Ehsan1980 on July 8, 2012

LIKE 197 زیباست!

RYD CARVALHO on August 9, 2012


Ali Shaib on August 26, 2012

Thank you all!!!!

I appreciate and respect your wonderful comments!!

Its of big pleasure for me your kind visits;

Regards from Germany;


Nenad Obradovic on September 15, 2012

Very nice photo Like and favorite

Don Z on October 22, 2012

Beautiful arches in nature.
Like 200 + ☆ 36
Best regards, Don Z

Alla Saed on December 22, 2012

صورة رائعة البوم مميز تحيات م علاء ميلود سعيد من ليبيا like

Christos Theodorou on December 22, 2012

Very nice picture, marvelous place. Kind regards – Christos

Robert Głowacki on May 19, 2013

beautiful photo



NewerMan Man on September 1, 2013

Very nice shot. LIKE. All my best wishes, Manup.

David Guruli on November 21, 2013

Nice shot, Like.

Tim Geeson on January 5, 2014

Wonderful image. A favourite. So interesting, especially from a geological perspective. Kind regards.

Dim Mih on January 23, 2014

Great capture of the Pigeon Rocks. L+F

Maurice MAZELLIER on April 23, 2014

Splendide./.Coin.* , de Mer.* , + image.** , remarquable - Bravo..

J/Conny on July 14, 2014

Fantastic place and great picture,I Like

Best wishes from,Spain

Pingittypong on August 8

Wow good job copying and pasting from Wikipedia buddy!


Ali Shaib on August 10

@Pingittypong very judgmental!

here you the technical information: Camera: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 75 Taken on 2007/09/13 14:27:03 Exposure: 0.010s (1/100) Focal Length: 7.11mm F/Stop: f/9.000 ISO Speed: ISO80 Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV No flash

copy pasting from Wikipedia won't keep the metadata

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Photo taken in General De Gaulle, Beirut, Lebanon

Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 6, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Ali Shaib
    • Camera: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 75
    • Taken on 2007/09/13 14:27:03
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 7.11mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash