Giovanni Bassil, a Lebanese Man Draws the Largest Flag of His Country to Enter the “Guinness”

Giovanni Bassil, a Lebanese Man Draws the Largest Flag of His Country to Enter the “Guinness”

A young Lebanese painter tries to enter the Guinness Book of Records by drawing the Lebanese flag with chalk in the center of the capital, Beirut, on an area of ​​200 square meters.

In a move aimed at sending a message of “hope” to his country, which is mired in an unprecedented economic and social crisis.

The 24-year-old painter, Giovanni Bassil, told AFP from Martyrs’ Square in downtown Beirut that the idea for this initiative came to him by chance after he was informed on the Internet of the previous record achieved by a Uruguayan who drew his country’s flag with chalk on an area of ​​168 square meters.

Bassil uses in this task, which he began carrying out on Saturday, and is expected to finish on Sunday, with 3,000 chalks of the three colors that make up the Lebanese flag, red, white and green, after a topographic survey of the site in accordance with the conditions set by the Guinness Book of Records, which notes Also, taking pictures of the work with drones to ensure that the drawing is completed with the required specifications.

Giovanni Bassil .. a Lebanese man draws the largest flag of his country to enter the “Guinness”Giovanni Bassil .. a Lebanese man draws the largest flag of his country to enter the “Guinness”
Saudi News A young Lebanese painter tries to enter the Guinness Book of Records by drawing the Lebanese flag with chalk in the center of the capital, Beirut, on an area of ​​200 square meters.

In a move aimed at sending a message of “hope” to his country, which is mired in an unprecedented economic and social crisis.

The 24-year-old painter, Giovanni Bassil, told AFP from Martyrs’ Square in downtown Beirut that the idea for this initiative came to him by chance after he was informed on the Internet of the previous record achieved by a Uruguayan who drew his country’s flag with chalk on an area of ​​168 square meters.

Bassil uses in this task, which he began carrying out on Saturday, and is expected to finish on Sunday, with 3,000 chalks of the three colors that make up the Lebanese flag, red, white and green, after a topographic survey of the site in accordance with the conditions set by the Guinness Book of Records, which notes Also, taking pictures of the work with drones to ensure that the drawing is completed with the required specifications.

He added, “I wanted the record to come out of this historic square in central Beirut,” and “I am proud of what I do despite everything the country is going through,” explaining, “I am trying to be a face of hope for all the Lebanese,” in light of the stifling economic crisis that hits various aspects. living in the country.

Since the summer of 2019, Lebanon has been facing an unprecedented economic collapse, considered one of the worst in the world since the middle of the nineteenth century, according to the World Bank. More than half of the population has fallen below the poverty line, while the Lebanese pound has lost more than 90% of its value against the dollar.

The Lebanese painter dedicated this work to the victims of the Beirut harbor explosion, less than two weeks before the first anniversary of the tragedy that killed more than two hundred people and wounded thousands and destroyed large parts of the Lebanese capital and caused a political earthquake in the country whose frequencies are still continuing today.

In recent years, Lebanon has witnessed many attempts to enter the Guinness Book of Records by achieving various records, including the largest meat shish, the widest Dabke dance ring, and the largest hummus or tabbouleh dish.

Source: Middleeast.in-24