Owl Owner, please stand up!
I have been living in Beirut for two and a half months now and I can’t get enough of my strolls around Beirut where I’m constantly met with creative street art. There’s just been one big mystery during my time here: the “Beirut Owl”. The “Beirut Owl” is to be found in many parts of Beirut. It’s a symmetrical stenciled owl that I have become very fond of during my time here. Will someone help me figure out who this owl is? Who’s behind it? And whether it means anything?
Here’s the “Beirut Owl” in Hamra:
Here are a whole bunch of them hanging out in Gimmayze’s St. Nicholas Stairs:
Some friends believe that the owl’s symmetrical shape is an Arabic word. Others told me that they thought the owl had a blog where it talked about its adventures around Beirut. It just seems that no one really knows anything about the “Beirut Owl” so will the owl owner, please stand up!
For more pictures of street art in Beirut, check out my ever-growing photo collection of Beirut Street Art.
Posted on July 13, 2011, in Art & Music, Lebanon, Travel and tagged 2011, arab art, art, art scene lebanon, beirut owl, beirut street art, blogsherpa, blogsherpa beirut, blogsherpa lebanon, gimmayze, gimmayze street art, Hamra, hamra street art, lebanon, lebanon street art, life, life in lebanon, owl, street art, street art stencil, street art stencils, travel. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.