Sunday, June 5, 2016

Bayt Lothan

I never went to Bayt Lothan, I wish I did but I still wanted to take some pictures of it before they destroy this historical landmark to build....wait for it......a mall or restaurant complex! Who needs historical places, right? We can always trace history back to the first McDonald's or the first cupcake franchise!

It's all about money and greed, no one wants to remember the past. The older generation are passing away and gone with them are their memories and stories of the past. It's still not too late to do something to save history. If you have an elder living with you take time to speak with them, learn their stories and if possible record it for future generations, especially those who speak the old Kuwaiti dialect.

1 comment:

  1. I don't know the exact history of it, but while I was there, they told me that it used to be on the seafront/beach (because Marina Crescent and the road was built on landfill). It was the home of Sheikh Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah and was built in the early 1930's.

    It isn't the prettiest of the old palaces. I wish they would re-build some of the ones around Dasman Palace.

    I wonder where the Bayt Lothan organization is moving?

    It is a real shame to lose the landmark and divide an organization that helps the youth of Kuwait.


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