National Geographic : 1926 Dec
@ National Geographic Society Autochrome Lumiere by Maynard Owen Williams LEBANON'S LOVELIEST SUMMER RESORT Mount Sannin, 9,022 feet high, is the background for St. George's Bay at Beirut. But a finer view of itisobtained from Shuweir, which sitswith its back to the sea and the afternoon heat and gazes up the Wadi Sannin to the wide flank of this splendid bitofthe Lebanon Range. Too farfrom Beirit to attract commuters, Shuweir is gaining in popularity as a summer resort for the foreign community andfor visitors from Egypt. The soil isapleasing tint of eye-resting red and there are groves of umbrella pines in whose shade are charming walks to pleasant picnic grounds (see also Color Plate XVI).