I've been wandering around the back alleys of our neighborhood with my Zeiss Ikon folder camera, which looks like this:
It takes surprisingly good photos, although the edges go soft (an effect I like for it's uniqueness). I submitted one of the photos to the Baltimore Museum of Art for their "Looking Now: Digital Photography Project," which I was kindly invited to participate in. (Click on the link and then scroll down the page to see the project description.)
If you're in Baltimore, I recommend seeing the exhibit "Looking through the Lens: Photography 1900-1960." I and 18 other professional Baltimore photographers responded to individual photos in this exhibit by taking our own photographs, which will be displayed in the exhibit in a digital display. It opens March 16. I will scan and put my photo contribution up once I get the print back.
In Beirut I was most intrigued by the trees' ability to adapt to the urban environment, and vice-versa -- buildings and walls were sometimes built around the trees. I was interested in how each interfered or encroached on the other. In Baltimore I seem to find the graphic quality of the tree branches and their shadows falling over and mixing with the manufactured environment to be most compelling. The winter light and bare branches heighten the effect wonderfully.