Friday, August 25, 2017

Hodgepodge 300/365 - Tel Aviv

I've got nothing to say in words today, so I thought I'd post some photos I took in March in Tel Aviv. It's a really interesting city, very lively, with a beachfront that reminded me of my own hometown of Santa Monica.

This is the view that reminds me of Santa Monica
(except that's Jaffa, not Palos Verdes, in the distance).
Fruit is on sale at kiosks like these all over town.
Interesting architecture
David Ben-Gurion, Israel's first prime minister, would do
exercises or yoga either in front of his house or a few blocks away
on the beach. In 1957, the photographer Paul Goldman captured him
doing a headstand, and it became an iconic image of the great man—
and ultimately a statue at the spot where he did his exercises.
Tel Aviv: Nonstop City
View from Independence Park looking north
Asa and Jehoshaphat, a sculpture by Boaz Vaadia in Independence Park
Ha'apala Monument. I went there to find a geocache
(unsuccessfully, but never mind). The monument is
in the shape of a ship. Here's the write-up for the cache:
After the Nazis rose to power in 1933, the persecution of Jews
in Europe intensified. Jewish immigration out of Europe
escaping the Nazis became critical. Alas, the British authorities
who ruled Palestine (as this area was known before the establishment
of the State of Israel) severely restricted Jewish immigration.
The effort to bring Jews in despite the British restrictions
in the years 1934–1948 was called "Aliyah Bet" (
עלייה ב)
and later "Ha'apala" (
ההעפלה), meaning "ascension."
Resodding Sderot Rothschild, a pleasant
pedestrian walkway
HaBima Theater and public art
Rehov ha-Carmel Market (this and next two),
where you can buy pretty much anything and everything

1 comment:

  1. Days without words can be the sweetest. Hope yours was.