Monday, July 9, 2007

Friday, July 6, 2007

Enjoying the Beach

The weekend has started here in Israel (Friday and Saturday - back to work on Sunday) and people are enjoying a relaxing day at the beach. This is Atzok Beach. Have a good weekend.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Lead the way

Mannequins lead the way to the Rose clothing store.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Shenkein Street

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Nahlat Binyamin area near the Carmel shuk (market). This is a very trendy area that comes alive on Fridays when there is a flea market at Nahlat Binyamin. There are lots of great stores and restaurants down this road.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Red Tree Flowers

A couple of days ago I showed you photos of a red tree. Here are the tree's flowers. They're beautiful, like flames. Now does anyone know what kind of tree this is? I really would like to know.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

July Theme Day - Red

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Today's theme day is red. So here's a photo of Tel Aviv in Red. Reminds me of U2 - "Under a Blood Redy Sky". There are 100 cities participating in today's theme day, click on the links below to see how other cities have presented the colour red:
Shanghai, China - Mumbai, India - New York City (NY), USA - Manila, Philippines - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Hamburg, Germany - Stayton (OR), USA - Los Angeles (CA), USA - Hyde, UK - Oslo, Norway - Brookville (OH), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Stavanger, Norway - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - Joplin (MO), USA - Singapore, Singapore - Selma (AL), USA - Cleveland (OH), USA - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Chandler (AZ), USA - Stockholm, Sweden - Seattle (WA), USA - Boston (MA), USA - Arradon, France - Evry, France - Baton Rouge (LA), USA - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Boston (MA), USA - Grenoble, France - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Greenville (SC), USA - Hilo (HI), USA - Nelson, New Zealand - La Antigua, Guatemala - Brisbane (QLD), Australia - Singapore, Singapore - Hong Kong, China - Sequim (WA), USA - Paderborn, Germany - Saarbrücken, Germany - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Tenerife, Spain - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Sydney, Australia - Naples (FL), USA - Cologne (NRW), Germany - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Cypress (TX), USA - Ocean Township (NJ), USA - Mainz, Germany - Toruń, Poland - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Singapore, Singapore - North Bay (ON), Canada - Jakarta, Indonesia - Montréal (QC), Canada - Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Baziège, France - San Diego (CA), USA - Prague, Czech Republic - Ampang (Selangor), Malaysia - New York (NY), USA - Kajang (Selangor), Malaysia - Sharon (CT), USA - Newcastle (NSW), Australia - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Nottingham, UK - Villigen, Switzerland - Chicago (IL), USA - Torquay, UK - Brussels, Belgium - San Diego (CA), USA - Mexico (DF), Mexico - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Cape Town, South Africa - Paris, France - Seoul, Korea - Manila, Philippines - Milano, Italy - Austin (TX), USA - Chennai, India - Madrid, Spain - Seoul, South Korea - Wailea (HI), USA - Toronto (ON), Canada - Ajaccio, France - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Silver Spring (MD), USA - Zurich, Switzerland - Sydney, Australia - Budapest, Hungary - Moscow, Russia - Auckland, New Zealand - Torino, Italy

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Bright Red Trees

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These trees are all over Tel Aviv and have a beautiful red/orange flower. Like a flame. If anyone knows what kind of tree it is I'd be glad to hear. I really love this tree.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


This is a photo scene taken under a red tree. I love the colour of the petals against the rocks.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Friday, June 22, 2007

How the Other Half Live

Here's a photo of a very nice house in my neighbourhood. Not many houses look like this in Israel, I can assure you. This one's really special.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Tree - Close Up

For those of you who requested it, this is a close up of yesterday's "tree" photo. And if you click on the photo you can enlarge it even more.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


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At first glance this just looks like a nice sculpture of a tree in front of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. But enlarge the photo, zoom in and have a closer look. The tree is made up of people. This is art by Zadok Ben-David.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Bridge over Troubled Water

This photo makes me think of that song by Simon and Garfunkel and now I can't get it out of my head! :-) There is actually no water under this bridge. It is a bridge over the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center's car park - but that doesn't have the same ring to it.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center

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Here is another view (the first photo was taken in February) of the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center, which is home to the New Israeli Opera Company, the Israeli Ballet and the Cameri Theatre.

Sunday, June 17, 2007


Ben & Jerry's. Need I say more?

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Manhole Covers

I had never noticed designs on manhole covers, until I joined the Daily Photo group. Tel Aviv's manhole covers are very boring. But then I found this one in Ramat Gan (suburb of Tel Aviv). Not bad, some nice palm tree designs to show that we're still in Israel. Nearly weekend, yay!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Traffic Circle

Just to show you what our traffic circles look like over here. Of course they're not all identical. But I have seen loads that have flowers and palm trees/shrubs like this one.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Afternoon Siesta

Cats rule in Tel Aviv. Here's one having an afternoon siesta!

Saturday, June 9, 2007

More Lunar Experiences.....

I really love seeing the moon in the daytime. So here's another photo of one.

Friday, June 8, 2007

The Love Parade

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Today was the annual Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade. It's an amazing sight to see as there are lots of colourful floats with loads of music and a very festive vibe. Everyone (and his dog) was out there having a party and just having fun.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Another Building

This is another great building in Tel Aviv. I think it's the home of Sotheby's Auction house - but I'll have to find out for sure and let you know.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Monday, June 4, 2007

The Shuk (Market)

This is the shuk (market) in Allenby street. The photo was taken during the week, otherwise it would have been too crowded. The market used to have lots of fruit and vegetables but these days it has more clothes than food.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Interesting Architecture

I love this building. It's both Middle Eastern and modern. The bottom part is a restaurant. I'm not sure what the top part is. Probably apartments.

Saturday, June 2, 2007


I thought it would be interesting to see how the same product is advertised all over the world. Here's our latest Coca-Cola advert (at a bus stop). The slogan reads "love life".

Friday, June 1, 2007


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Isn't this door beautiful? I found it near the Tel Aviv shuk (market). Enjoy your weekend.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Flavour Raver

It's summer and so frozen yoghurts (and ice cream, of course!) are back in season. This is a selection of fruit, nuts, chocolate and wafers which can be added to your frozen yoghurt. Enjoy!

Monday, May 28, 2007

Weekend Football

Summer's here and everyone just loves spending their weekends kicking a ball around the park.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Park Leumi - Path

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There is a great paved pathway in Park Leumi and as you can see joggers, walkers and roller bladers really enjoy it.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Duck Family

Here is a little family of ducks enjoying their day.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Park Leumi

The lake at Park Leumi, Ramat Gan (a suburb or Tel Aviv). It was a lovely day to go to the park and feed the ducks. Have a good weekend.

Thursday, May 24, 2007


A boulevard in Ramat Gan (suburb of Tel Aviv).

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Monday, May 21, 2007

It's Good to be Home

Had a great time in the UK, but it's good to be back! This is a photo I took just before I left of a little girl feeding the pigeons at Rabin Square.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Bon Voyage

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We're going on a 10 day vacation abroad. "See" you when we get back.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Dizengoff Street

This shot was taken early in the morning. Otherwise Dizengoff Street's (one of the main streest in Tel Aviv city centre) really busy.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Recycling Campaign

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Students got together and put all their drink cans and bottles in this big box as a big recycling campaign. It's amazing to think that it's already full!

Monday, May 7, 2007


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This is a Gymboree in the Gan Ha'ir (City Gardens) shopping mall. Gymborees are indoor playgrounds for babies and young children and they are everywhere in Tel Aviv. This photo was taken early in the morning so there weren't too many people there yet. As you can see, dogs aren't allowed to play inside. But this one doesn't seem to mind too much.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Fountain - Rabin Square

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Friday, May 4, 2007

Rabin Square

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This square used to be called the Kings of Israel square. Until the famous peace rally of 4 November 1995, where (at the end of the peace rally) Israel's then Prime Minister, Itzhak Rabin, was assassinated by a Jewish extremist. It was then renamed to Rabin Square. Rabin Square is in the heart of Tel Aviv and is still a popular place for political rallies.

I like the olive tree in the middle of the square - a reminder that there is always hope for peace.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Another Heat Wave

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As per my post back in February, we're having another "shirav" (heat/dust wave) today. Some of you in colder countries may think that a heatwave would be a nice change - but today temperatures are expected to rise to 39°C . That's a bit much. In the peak of summer it only gets to about 32/33°C. I new I was in trouble this morning when I stepped out at 8.30am and it was already 29°C!! Crazy. So keep watching the Weather Pixie and think of us sweltering over here!!

This photo was taken a few minutes ago. The dark cloud is the sky filled with dust.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007


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This is graffiti at the Dizengoff fountain. When I saw it I couldn't help laughing though as I totally had a "Life of Brian" moment. There's a scene in Monty Python's "Life of Brian" where he writes "Romans go home" on a wall. Next thing a Roman guard comes out and catches him but instead of shouting at him for telling the Romans to go home the guard starts giving Brian a Latin lesson and showing him that his grammar is incorrect. The guard then demands that Brian rewrite the sentence out 100 times so that he can learn the grammar. It's really funny! And I felt like that Roman guard when I saw this sentence. If I ever catch the little punks....

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

May Theme Day - City Exchange

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This month's theme day is a city exchange. This is a nice break from showing just Tel Aviv. I've chosen to show Caesarea. Caesarea is an ancient city (completed in 12 BCE) built by the Romans and is about an hours drive from Tel Aviv. The above photos are of remains of the ancient Roman aqueduct.

82 Daily Photo sites are participating in the 1st May theme, "City Exchange", please use the links below to visit them. Due to time zone differences and other factors, the theme photo may not be displayed until later if you are viewing early in the day.

Monte Carlo, Monaco - Rome, Italy - Singapore, Singapore - Tenerife, Spain - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Montréal (QC), Canada - Melbourne, Australia - Naples (FL), USA - Bastia, France - Hong Kong, China - Mazatlan, Mexico - Buenos Aeres, Argentina - Manila, Philippines - Arradon, France - Madison (WI), USA - Evry, France - Seoul, Korea - Shanghai, China - Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - Sequim (WA), USA - Singapore, Singapore - Budapest, Hungary - Baziège, France - Hamburg, Germany - Toruń, Poland - Nelson, New Zealand - Madison (WI), USA - Vantaa, Finland - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Mainz, Germany - Dubai, UAE - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Cork, Ireland - Stockholm, Sweden - Menton, France - Tel Aviv, Israel - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Kitakami, Japan - Stayton (OR), USA - Szentes, Hungary - Stavanger, Norway - Grenoble, France - Villigen, Switzerland - Paris, France - Hyde, UK - Moscow, Russia - Joplin (MO), USA - Jakarta, Indonesia - Greenville (SC), USA - Cape Town, South Africa - Asheville (NC), USA - Seattle (WA), USA - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Madrid, Spain - Auckland, New Zealand - Oulu, Finland - Lubbock (TX), USA - Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Baton Rouge (LA), USA - Sydney, Australia - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Vancouver, Canada - Seattle (WA), USA - Selma (AL), USA - Chandler (AZ), USA - Sharon (CT), USA - Manila, Philippines - Lyon, France - New York City (NY), USA - Los Angeles (CA), USA - Brookville (OH), USA - Hayle, UK - Wailea (HI), USA - Saarbrücken, Germany - San Diego (CA), USA - Boston (MA), USA - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Cypress (TX), USA - Anderson (SC), USA - Torino, Italy

Monday, April 30, 2007

Dizengoff Fountain

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The Dizengoff Fountain is also known as the Fire and Water Sculpture, because at night a flame comes out of the top through the water (don't ask me how!). It was created by Yaacov Agam and has been dedicated to the friendship between Tel Aviv and Frankfurt. On the hour, every hour, music is played and the circular rim in the middle of the fountain turns. It's very bright and cheerful and is a great site to see, especially at night.

Apparently, this is one of Yaacov Agam's famous art pieces. Another is the fountain at La Défense district in Paris.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Azrieli Towers

This is a shot of the Azrieli skyscrapers as seen from the Ayalon highway. They're very unique in that there are three of them and each building is a different shape. There's the circle building, the square building and the triangle building (hiding behind the square building!). The square building is just being finished off, hence the crane. There's a great observatory at the top of the circle building where you can see 360° views of Tel Aviv. If you're ever here visiting that should be at the top of your list of things to do here.