This is Downtown, where most every building is creamy, brownish, beige. It's all startlingly clean, which I think make the monochromatic stone stand out even more.
Downtown isn't Beirut's most colorful neighborhood. But, if you want is to look around at a wide variety of carved stone facades, this is the place to find them.
At first, all that creamy, brownish, beige might fool you into thinking that the carved shapes are all the same too. They aren't. Once you get used to the color you look beyond it and you see the forms, an amazing variety of shapes and surprising details that were always there waiting for you to notice them.
This collage emphasizes the corbels, which illustrate Downtown's variety of stonework quite well I think.