Walks & Tours Guides, Tel Aviv-Yafo
There was famous Israeli writer and painter named Nahum Gutman, who grew up in Tel-Aviv. In his books he described the life in the city which was several years old at the time. One of his books was The Orange Peel Trail.
Several years ago the Tel-Aviv municipality marked several routes throughout the city, called Orange Routes. There are four such routes, you can get maps and details about them in the lobby of City Hall at 69 Ibn Gvirol Street or at 46 Herbert Samuel Street.
You can join free walking tours exploring different parts of Tel-Aviv. While most of them are Hebrew tours, there are a three English tours. You can probably skip the Tel-Aviv University tour, but try joining the Jaffa tour. The tour takes place every Wednesday at 9:30 AM. The meeting point is the Clock Tower in Jaffa. There is no need to book in advance, just show up.
The third tour is the Bauhas tour. It takes place every Saturday at 11:00 AM. The meeting point is 46 Rothschild Blvd.. This tour explores the historic cenre of Tel-Aviv and the modern architecture this part of Tel-Aviv was built in.
The first photo shows a smorgasboard of decoratoins on this building that we found on one of the side streets. When we inquired, we found that it was a retirement home and the elders who live there had done a project to decorate their building.
So many times I find my eyes drawn to the small things that make up a city, town or village. The small table that is put out literally on the street to catch a few rays of sun, or the wooden doors in their varying colors and designs, or maybe it is the mailbox just waiting for a letter to come, or it might be that small green wooden house, left over from the first days of this street, just existing till something modern comes to eliminate it.
Just walk into the streets and take a look. You will see many nice buildings. Sometimes buildings look a bit misplaced. I saw this minaret and mosque standing between big skyskrapers!
Take a look at the neighbourhoods. Some buildings like the one on the picture are still very old. I wonder how people manage in living in a building whitout windows...