Lebanon
Col des Cèdres

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      Musem of Khalil Gibran

      December 1, 2021 in Lebanon ⋅ 🌧 4 °C

      I only know Gibran for The Prophet, his most famous work. It turns out he was far more prolific than that. In fact he was an artist. Most of the museum is the originals of his painting. They are quite stunning and surprising. His work can be googled. So I won't belabor it here. I encourage you to look. His work includes his own illustrations that he prepared for The Prophet. I don't recall seeing them in any edition I've looked at. Just seeing those is well worth the time. (NB, photography wasn't allowed).
      The museum is in a former Carmelite Monastery in Gibran's home town. This is the view of the building from across the road.
      Gibran's will said that he wanted this monastery purchased so that he could be buried in his home town. The only part of the museum allowing photography is the tomb. The 2nd picture has his coffin behind glass. The rest of the pictures are of the remainder of the room. No explanation was given. So I simply surmise that these are his things, much like ancient burials interred some of the deceased's possessions.
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