Favorite thing: This street is known as the stylish one in Tel Aviv. It is a very popular among the young people and snobs ;-)
Shenkin's cafes and terraces are very nice to spend a day at, but often these places are a bit overpriced, as well as the many shops in the area.
It's nice to walk around the area, you'll find very interesting architecture there. This part of Tel Aviv still hides many old and beautiful buildings.
Tel Aviv architecture
Favorite thing: This residential building is situated on the promenade. In my opinion it is the most remarkable construction in this area of the city. If you walk on Tayelet toward Old Jaffa you can see it on your left side, once you passed the opera house
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Jaffa in General
Favorite thing: Yafo (Jaffa Hill) rises to a height of 40 meters and offers a commanding view of the coastline. Hence its strategic importance in military history. Jaffa is an ancient port city believed to be one of the oldest in the world. Jaffa was captured during the Crusades, and became the County of Jaffa and Ascalon, one of the vassals of the Kingdom of Jerusalem.
Jaffa is now a part of Tel Aviv.
There are several legends about the origin of the name Jaffa. Some say it is named for Japheth, one of the sons of Noah, who built it after the Great Flood. The Hellenist tradition links the name to "Iopeia", which is Cassiopeia, the mother of Andromeda.
You can watch my 2 min 45 sec HD Video Tel Aviv- Jaffa Evening Walk out of my Youtube channel.
Favorite thing: One of the things i really love about Tel Aviv is the fruits bars, in so many places (like Alenby St., Dizingof, The promenade area etc') you can find them and enjoy those fresh fresh fruit juices.
And in the summer its really great... try the Mangos and the Banana Shakes.. ohhhh darn i think i'll go buy me one now.. :-)
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Tel Aviv in General
Favorite thing: Tel Aviv is the second-largest city in Israel after Jerusalem. In Hebrew its name means "Spring Mound".
Tel Aviv was founded in 1909 on the outskirts of the ancient port city of Jaffa.
Tel Aviv and Jaffa were merged into a single municipality in 1950, two years after the establishment of the State of Israel.
You can watch my 1 min 35 sec HD Video Tel Aviv Evening Walk out of my Youtube channel.
You can watch my high resolution photo of Tel Aviv-Jaffa on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 32° 5' 25.44" N 34° 46' 7.18" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Tel Aviv’s Beachfront 3,
or photo of Tel Aviv-Jaffa on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 32° 5' 19.00" N 34° 46' 13.05" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Hilton Hotel.
An Interesting Sculpture!
Favorite thing: Today I went for another walk to the seashore, entering the park in front of the Hilton Hotel (opposite 198 Hayarkon Street) and came across this piece of sculpture before following a path to the sea This is what is written on a plaque:
Gate of Peace
Gift of the Artist
Baron and Baroness Urvater
The Yehoshua Rabinowitz Tel Aviv Foundation For Literature & Art at the initiative of Aviva Najar"
It is possible to walk through.
I wasn't able to find any history on this piece of work.
There is a lot of street sculpture in Tel Aviv and I hope to photograph more pieces.
"Harold's Outdoor Unplugged Hoot"
Favorite thing: Whilst the Tel Aviv Folk Club takes a summer break - there is an open invite to "Harold's Outdoor Unplugged Hoot"
Wednesday July 16
Wednesday August 6** & 20
Location: Park in Ramat Aviv Gimel opposite 5 Kashani Street.
Buses: 13 and 27 - get off at Shuster Center
Details: Harold - 055 66 00 84
Bring musical instruments, food & booze, chairs & blankets and NIS5 for security.
Free - all welcome!!!
**This is the eve of the Fast of Tisha B'Av - a day of mourning in the Jewish calendar. It is the anniversary of the destruction of the 1st and 2nd temples in Jerusalem. Therefore it will be an eve of solomn music.
Take A Seat!!
Favorite thing: Today I went on a tour of the area of Rothschild Blvd. to hear about the architecture there - (will be adding more photos to my travelogue on architecture) - and these seats were put up along Rothschild Blvd. The part I covered was from corner Herzl /Rothschild Street as far as Sothebys, just past Spadal Street. There are about 150 of these seats placed all over the city. This is a commercial project and include seats that were designed by designers and architects, backed by large commercial firms in Israel. In about two months these seats will be offered for public sale with the monies earmarked for children in need. I think this is a great idea and the seats brighten up the town and your hearts when you see them.
Each seat has the name of the work and the name of its artist. If I knew the exact translation of each title I would write them. One I can translate and it is "Days of the Radio" - I shall let you decide which one this is.
A Beautiful Building
Favorite thing: Buses No. 5, 12, 26 to Rothschild; or Bus No. 4 to corner of Allenby Rd. Numbers start from Allenby end.
This building is situated at 13 Rothschild Blvd. just past the corner of Herzl Street. It was built in the 1920's. The building used to be a branch of Bank Mizrachi.
Go to my travelogue on architecture to see more old/beautiful buildings.
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Do We Own Them Or Do They Own Us?
Favorite thing: I've always suspected that cats are actually the true masters of the place and that we are quite mistaken when we think we own them... Tel Aviv offers plenty of evidence that it is rather the cats who rule us -- they are omnipresent! The specimen pictured here guards the entrance of an apartment block in Pinsker Street and is respectfully greeted by everybody walking by.
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Favorite thing: Tel Aviv has many fine examples of houses being built in the 1930ies-1940ies "Bauhaus" or international style. Especially houses with these slender rounded corners and bands of balconies look really wonderful in their simple, clear-cut aesthetics. There are more than 4,000 such buildings in Tel Aviv. Of course, not all of them are preserved and maintained to their original state, but it is just as interesting to see how the people living both with and within this architecture have left their marks on it. Many buildings could be in better repair and really use some new paint but there are also many properties being renovated and upgraded. Tel Aviv was declared a UNESCO heritage site because of this amazing architectural wealth.
For more information, this might be a useful site:
How to survive hot days
Favorite thing: Take a ride on an airconditioned bus
Fondest memory: You can buy a day bus ticket for 12 Shekel and hop on buses like no. 5 or 1 or 25 and see the city and hop of when you feel chilled enough than take another one and so on.....
Internet shops in Tel Aviv
Favorite thing: There are a couple of Internet Cafes on Ben Yehuda street one is I think on Bugrashov corner and another on near Frishman corner - you can check in my website http://www.telaviv4fun.com/tips.html for the exact address
Open 24 Hours a Day
Favorite thing: Self Service Laundry:
Ha-Machbesa - 102 Ben-Yehuda st.
Kviskal - 46 Yona Ha-Navi st. (near Allenby st.)
Kabes-Na - 127 Ben-Yehuda st.
Laundry Cafe - 10 Sheffer st. (also a cafe)
Machbesa - 6 Ha-Kovshim st. (corner of Yona Ha-Navi st.)
Self Wash - 59 Iben Gvirol st.
Abulafia - 7 Yeffet st., Yaffo
Mizrahi Brothers - 60 Ha-Masger st.
Hot Bagel - 34 Ben-Zvi st.
French Kiss - 31 She-erit Israel st., Yaffo
Ha-Tanur - 11 Bezal-El st., Ramat-Gan
Lechamim - 99 Ha-Chashmonaim st.
18 Reines st., Tel: 523-9241, 1-800-393-444, 1-800-360-350
31 Bialik st., Ramat-Gan, Tel: (052) 221-2155
31 Yeushua Bin-Nun st., Tel: (052) 395-6611
15/1 Sheinkin st., Tel: 528-5584, (052) 242-4093
32 Bialik st., Ramat-Gan, Tel: 1-800-22-11-04
15 Sirkin st., Givatayim, Tel: 673-6556
Dizzengof Food - 158 Dizzengof st. (closed on Saturday)
Topmarket - 224 Dizzengof st.
Non Stop Market - 19 King George st.
Super Baba - 1 Yeshayahu st.
Super Center - 53 Yigal Alon st.
Stopmarket - 1 Yordey Hasira st. (until 23:00)
Co-Op - 43 Brodezki st., Ramat-Aviv
Supersal - 79 Ben-Yehuda st. (Tue-Thu 24 hours)
Supersal - 53 Arlozorov st. (Tue-Thu 24 hours)
AM-PM - 94 Iben Gvirol st., 37 Allenby st., 115 Allenby st., 30 Ben-Yehuda st., 195 Ben-Yehuda st., 119 Dizzengof st., 193 Dizzengof st., 2 Pinsker st., 24 Sheinkin st.
Aroma - 59 Yehuda Ha-Levi st.
Burekas Amikam - 21 Iben Gvirol st.
Brewhouse - 11 Rothschild Blvd.
Joey's Bar - 42 Allenby st.
Goodbar - 35 Allenby st.
Dita - 45 Rothschild Blvd.
Dixie Grill Bar - 120 Yigal Alon st.
Ha-Meshulash - 168 Dizzengof st. (Thu-Sat 24 hours, Sun-Wed until 3:00)
Ha-Tachtit - 9 Lincoln st.
Toast Time - 43 Sderot Yerushalyim, Yaffo
Night Toast - Yeffet st., Yaffo (next to the clock tower)
Pua - 3 Rabi Yochanan st., Yaffo (Thu-Sat 24 hours)
Schizels 56 - 56 Allenby st.
Favorite thing: If you need a taxi you can call one of the following:
Ikhilov - Tel: 695-8181
Beit Ha-Chayal - Tel: 546-1010, 546-1012
Balfour - Tel: 560-4545
Gordon - Tel: 527-2999
Ha-Bima - Tel: 528-3131
Ha-Meshuchrar - Tel: 566-1818
Ha-Zafon - Tel: 602-0404
Ha-Rakevet - Tel: 695-4254
Chen - Tel: 528-8181
Masarik - Tel: 696-0426
Nordau - Tel: 546-6222
New York - Tel: 523-7722
Azrielli - Tel: 608-1333
Kastel - Tel: 699-3322
Shavit - Tel: 571-6111
Shekem - Tel: 527-0404
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