• Raouche Rocks

    Image ID
    FOT608265
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    13.4 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    3543 x 5306 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    300 x 449 mm
    11.8 x 17.7 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    Raouche Rocks Lebanon Beirut tq1962
    Description
    Raouché From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Raouché (also spelled Raouche) is a residential and commercial neighborhood in Beirut, Lebanon. It is known for its upscale apartment buildings, numerous restaurants, cliff-side cafés and its wide seaside sidewalk, the Corniche, where strollers and joggers crowd the pavements in the evenings and weekends.[1]. Off the coast of Raouche, there is a natural landmark called the Pigeons' Rock (also known as the Rock of Raouche). 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.[2] Pigeons' Rock Etymology Some historians believe that the word &quot;raouché&quot; derives from the Aramaic word rosh, meaning head. Other historians argue that it is a corruption of the French word roche, meaning rock. History 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. Coordinates: 33°53′N 35°28′E / 33.883, 35.467 References ^ <a href="http://www.cedarland.org/mon.html">www.cedarland.org/mon.html</a> ^ <a href="http://www.tourismlebanon.com/discoverlebanon_beirut.htm">www.tourismlebanon.com/discoverlebanon_beirut.htm</a> Retrieved from &quot;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raouch%C3%A9&quot;
    Uploader
    Tareq Mohammad AlObaid
    Contributor
    Tareq Mohammad AlObaid
    Date Taken
    2007-11-01
    Uploaded on
    2009-08-12
    Collection
    Tareq AlObaid's first collection
    Category
    Travel
    Sub Category
    Exploration
    Setting
    Outdoor
    People
    Without people
    Dominant colour
    #7090E0