When I saw the following pictures, I could not believe that they were of what used to be one of the most elegant restaurants in Tripoli, Al-Burj (The Tower) Restaurant in Hai Al-Andalus!
I do remember the place many years ago and remember that it used to be hired out as a wedding hall, I remember taking my mother there to attend a wedding and I remember all the elegant gift & toy shops that used to be on the lower level.
Look at it now!! a disgusting filthy place in what is supposed to be a smart area of Tripoli, I am sure vermin including rats live among the filth there.
Shame I do not have any pictures of what it used to look like, as for the miniture Eiffel Tower that used to stand proudly outside the restaurant, well it is gone.
What I found unbelievable is the fact that there are offices operating in that building! people actually work there including a number of Libyan women, they have to walk amongst the dirt and probably fight with rats to get to their desks and these offices are open to the general public who have to use them as these offices belong to the government where you need to get approval for what ever you are trying to do, مكتب المؤتمر الشعبي الاساسي فرع حي الاندلس
I know that people have no choice on where they work but would anyone like their sister or mother to work in a place like this? I doubt it very much. and we are supposed to be proud of our oil rich country, great! I dont think that Dubai has to fear the competition, Libya is not yet that modern, is it?