on kishon street

I think this old apartment epitomizes a sense of Florentin quirkiness – something that is disappearing rapidly as this neighbourhood grows and packs in more people into newly-built “built for rental investment” apartment… Continue reading

Ben Yehuda

Photos taken today on Ben Yehuda street in central Tel Aviv. It’s a busy street that runs parallel to the beach road, and there are a lot of tour companies, restaurants, small jewelry… Continue reading

Jaffa D, view from the road

Taken from the car – view to Jaffa Dalet neighbourhood from Yefet Street in Jaffa. (I like this picture anyway even though I suppose it’s too dark.)

meet the locals

A couple of locals at a neighborhood coffee shop. The dog is a labrador crossed with something larger. He’s aged around 2. The owner found him wandering the streets a year ago, and… Continue reading

Ben Gurion Ave, Haifa

I recently went to Haifa in the north of Israel for work reasons, but arrived very early so had an hour of tourism. Ben Gurion Avenue (Sderot Ben Gurion) runs from the Haifa… Continue reading

cactus garden

Window boxes on a ground floor flat in Holon, a city to the south of Tel Aviv. Instead of glass windows, the apartment has louvred plastic blinds; as well as being able to… Continue reading

sea

I’ve been working very hard lately with the prospect of more to come (I’m not really complaining – I’m lucky enough to enjoy my work) but in an attempt to clear my head… Continue reading

saw it on the wall

A couple of weird items of graffiti in south Tel Aviv. This one is on a wall in Neve Sha’anan, on Chelnow Street: if you go here early in the morning you will… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

jaffa

A couple of pics from Jaffa. This is inside the Container restaurant and bar that opened a few months ago in the Jaffa port and well worth going to on Friday or Saturday… Continue reading

surrealist supermodels on salomeh street

Tel Aviv’s Salomeh street is where you go to buy mannequins. There are lots of shops selling mannequins and many of them have created their own surreal displays. Check some of them out.

shabbat in florentin

Urban art in Florentin The next two or three posts are images taken on a walk around Florentin and Neve Sha’anan, adjacent neighbourhoods  in south Tel Aviv on Shabbat. These are quite unique… Continue reading

qusi

Picture of a baby, presumably the child of the owner, in a coffee and sweets shop in the Druze town of Majdal Shams, Golan Heights. (I liked the way the photographer thought it… Continue reading

mas’ade

View of the Druze village/town of Mas’ade from Nimrod in the Golan Heights. The Druze are an Arab religious community distinct from Islam, and live in Israel, Syria and Lebanon although only in… Continue reading

city park

Parking, near Ma’ariv Junction, Tel Aviv.