Dizengoff St., Tel Aviv-Yafo
Dizengoff Square certainly is one of Tel Aviv's most distinctive squares. All the guides will tell you that it is pedestrianized -- I have found this to be a bit misleading. Truth is, there are streets from all directions and especially Dizengoff Street bisects the square. With the red-white painted curbs it looks more like the Monaco F1 racecourse than a pedestrianized spot!!!!
The pedestrian element consists of several ramps meeting on the top of Dizengoff Street creating a pretty large and wide overpass. The ramps are quite steep, it is impossible for wheelchair users to stroll towards the fountain that marks the central section of the overpass. Therefore, as a wheelchair user, don't be tricked into thinking this might be a very accessible spot. It's not, it's an obstacle!
Having said that, if you need a hand to give you a push up the ramps, I don't think you'll ever have to wait very long for somebody to offer help. Israelis are very friendly and helpful and are likely to go out of their way to help you up the ramps.
Favorite thing: This fountain was designed by our famous artist Yaakov Agam to symbolise friendship of the cities of Tel Aviv and Frankfurt. It has rainbow colors, and besides the water you can also see fire that comes out of the middle of the construction every hour.
Favorite thing: Dizengoff is one of the best known streets in Tel Aviv. It is a long street, running from the Habima Theatre all the way to Yirmiyahu Street north Tel Aviv, near the old Tel Aviv Port. This street is not what it used to be - it is now quite run down, but it does have atmosphere. The northern part has turned into an area for brides searching for the right wedding dress and designer clothes for others. Another part of the street has many shoe shops. Also in this street can be found sculptures and the one in the picture can be found on the corner of Dizengoff Street and Frishman Street. I passed there one day and there it was! There isn't a placard there, so I can't write about who the sculpter was or what it represents. I also don't believe many people take much notice of it. But I think it adds to the character of the street.
Favorite thing: Inside the center there are entertainment in the evenings. Especially the middle of the center is a good place to see. The BIG sculpture amazed me. It was not possible to have the whole of it in one picture. Notice the woman playing a grand piano just down under the sculpture