Whoever lived in this house appears to have left in a hurry, as the former owner’s property is still extant to this day. Light passing through the translucent curtain creates a great scene for photographer Craig Finlay to maximise on. The forlorn-looking child’s tricycle suggests a young family once lived here, while the overgrown garden now looks like the land time forgot Google Image, Urban Ghosts, Ghost Towns, Ghosts Town, Fair Creepy, Beruit Mansions, Abandoned Mansions, House Appearances, Craig Finlay
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Lebanon - The owner’s identity was finally revealed by a multitude of black and white photographs, all showing one man at various political events. Craig Finlay deduced this was the home of Takieddin el-Solh, Prime Minister of Lebanon from 1973-74, and again briefly in 1980. The binders were full of political documents and voter lists. Takieddin clearly abandoned his home swiftly after Syria demanded that he live out his days in Paris. Finding relics of former occupants is not a rare thing in urban exploration, but stumbling across a former prime minister’s abandoned mansion is surely a once in a lifetime discovery.
It turns out the mansion used to be the home of Takieddin el-Solh ( 1908 – 1988) Lebanese Sunni politician who served as Prime Minister from 1973-74, and 1980. The binders were full of voter lists and various political documents. I'm assuming he abandoned the place during the civil war and moved to a more secure location.