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Jeita pp22-23 by Majnouna Jeita pp22-23 by Majnouna
Whew! This is the last illustration I need to make of the inside of the cave and I am so relieved :P It's a classic postcard view, but it was too classic to be omitted, and it will make a hell of a cover :)
Here I just explain that the lower cave (or at least 250 m of it) is visited in barges but only during the dry season, when the river is low enough to allow it. Jeita's a rolemodel for environment-friendly underground tourism – even the engines on the barges are electric to keep the water pure.
The verse is by Lebanese poet George Shehade, written after he visited the grotto.
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seifertacko Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
Love those candy looking illustration..n great details on the history itself!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
Cheers!
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seifertacko Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008
Cheers back!
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redchinese Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008  Student General Artist
it good to here the tourism doesn't destroy the place :) i really enjoy how colorful it is, makes we wonder how the real thing will look up close :)
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008  Professional General Artist
It's a wonderful place :)
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Sphenacodon Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008
That's the Leaning Tower to the right, innit?

It's a Journey to the Center of the Earth! And I never noticed that the boats were electric, now that you mention it...
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008  Professional General Artist
Bingo :D
Yeah, they'd have to be! Happily Jeita is managed by a German company...
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yoboseiyo Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008
the guy in the striped shirt looks a little like adrian. ;p

i love the way you've got the stalagmites/stalagtites to look so real. great job!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008  Professional General Artist
Oh come on, he looks nothing like him. Is it the hair color? :P
Thanks :D
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yoboseiyo Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008
well, i did say a LITTLE.

and yeah, it's the hair color. ;p
and the fact that i need new glasses! :giggle:
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