Neve Sha’anan

An unusual house in the Neve Sha’anan neighbourhood of south Tel Aviv. In recent years, Neve Sha’anan has been mostly known for its high population of foreign workers and refugees from countries like Sudan. This house is on a side street. A tiny one story place, it doesn’t look like it is still inhabited but perhaps it is one of the first houses in the area. The neighbourhood was built in 1921 by a cooperative of working-class Jews who had become refugees after the Jaffa Riots. They were living in tents on the beach and wanted to create their own homes away from Jaffa on the outskirts of Tel Aviv, “not palaces but small two room homes that most of the people require”.

I liked this graffiti. It has a cave-painting feel to it.