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Man In Beirut Built The Thinnest House To Block His Brother's View To The Sea

Man In Beirut Built The Thinnest House To Block His Brother's View To The Sea

In Beirut, a man in the 1950s built the thinnest house in front of his brother's house to block his view from the sea. It measures around 60 centimeters (2 feet) at its narrowest and around 4 meters (13 feet) at its widest point and is called Al Ba’sa in Arabic which translates to The Grudge.

A man in the 1950s had a dispute with his brother over the inherited land from their father. According to the history, one of the brothers lost his land because of road expansion. He made the thinnest house on his land just to make sure his brother's house does not get benefit from the sea view. The house measures around 60 centimeters (2 feet) at its narrowest and around 4 meters (13 feet) at its widest point, and is called Al Ba’sa in Arabic which translates to The Grudge. 

1. That's the historical house called Al Ba'sa

 

 

2. This house was successful in blocking the view of the sea

 

 

3. After the blocking of million-dollar-view to the sea, the prices of the bigger house also decreased

 

 

4. The house served as a brothel for many years and then the home for refugees fleeing the war

 

 

5. The building is the reminder of the long-lasting feud now 

 

 

6. Photo from 1962 that shows the Grudge

 

 

7. Since the land of the building is so small, it makes sense to leave it the way it is

 

 

8. That's the inside view of the Grudge

 

 

Source: boredpanda, Beirut the Fantastic

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