In 2003, I fell in love with Beirut and moved there three years later. The city was very different from my preconceived ideas of how it would be, but I felt strangely at home. Only recently have I come to realise that it was memories of my childhood hometown, Frankfurt, which made me feel so at home: another city where many still war-ravished buildings become the stuff of youthful fantasies. Beirut subconsciously reawakened that ‘ruin romanticism’ in me.
How to Cite: Severin, A . (2014) “Visual Art: 'Ripped'”, Dandelion: Postgraduate Arts Journal and Research Network. 5(1). doi: 10.16995/ddl.308