Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Gone to the Dogs

Park Meir is a very unique park. It's divided into a few sections. A playground for children, a grassy area for relaxing and getting that "park" atmosphere and a dog park section. As you can see from the photo the dogs just love the doggie park and have lots of cool ramps and things to play on.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007


This is a fairly new bus, so the seat covers and interior are still in good condition. How do you like the funky interior of the buses?

Monday, February 26, 2007

Interesting Bench

I found this bench exhibit at the Givatayim theatre. Look closely, and you'll see that it's made up of CDs. One way to use up your old CDs!! Don't pay attention to the ashtray. I couldn't get move the stupid thing - sorry.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Dust is in the air...

No it's not fog it's thick dust. A few times a year we have a "shirav". This is when dust blows in from the deserts and it just sort of hangs in the air for a day or two. It's awful and everything smells and feels dusty and sandy.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Sorry, had a very quiet day today. Most of which was spent reading Oprah!! More TA pics tomorrow, I promise.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Birds in a tree

Here are some birds in a tree huddled against the cold. It wasn't that cold but they're not Finnish birds, they're Israeli birds who are used to 30+ C degree heat!

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Sea View Apartments - Jaffa

At last someone is taking an interest in South Tel Aviv and Jaffa and is busy renovating a lot of the old dilapidated buildings. This apartment block in Jaffa will have a gorgeous sea view.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Monday, February 12, 2007

View of Jaffa

We took a walk the other day along the promenade from Tel Aviv to Jaffa. It's about a 30 minute walk, depending on where in Tel Aviv you start from. It's a great walk and there are loads of people cycling, rollerblading, fishing or just walking their dogs along this promenade.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Friday, February 9, 2007

Step Back in Time

A Roman milestone from 83 C.E., found South of Achziv, from the Roman road Antioch-Akko. In the inscription - the name and title of Emperor Domitian, the name of the governor who repaired the road and the distance of 304 miles from Antioch.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Waiting for the Bus

Can you see the 3 cats suntanning on the bus stop shelter?

Tuesday, February 6, 2007


It's raining today, so I haven't gone out much. I thought I'd show you a picture of the hamsa that hangs in my apartment. It's shaped like the bird of peace too. Hamsas are shaped like a hand and are lucky charms in this part of the world. For more information:

Monday, February 5, 2007

Villa Maroc

This is my favourite shop in Tel Aviv, Villa Maroc. They sell lovely Moroccan furniture. It's very unique.

Sunday, February 4, 2007

New Apartment Block

Great apartment. Not so fast.... This is just a painting hung over this apartment block while it is being renovated. The photo below shows a better idea. This is a good idea because then you don't see all the mess and you get a preview of how the apartments should look when they're done. Very similar to what was done in Paris, which I saw in one of Eric's photos (26 January, 2007).

Saturday, February 3, 2007

BMX Bandits

Remember that! When was the last time you saw a BMX out and about? Although, this one seems to be either a wannabe BMX or a hybrid.
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Thursday, February 1, 2007

Rothschild Boulevard

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Rothschild Boulevard is a long boulevard in Tel Aviv that was built in 1910. Restaurants, cafe's, apartment blocks and offices line this street and it is on of the most popular areas in Tel Aviv.