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.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Ayalon Highway

Here's a shot of Tel Aviv from the Ayalon Highway. In the background you can see the Azrielli towers. Tomorrow I'll show you a clear shot of them. Enjoy your weekend.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Child's Play?

I was very surprised to see this. It's supposed to be one of those machines that you put money into and then direct the claw over the toy of choice (and wind up getting some other toy). But in this machine, while there are some toys, it's mostly filled with boxes of cigarettes!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


Here's a shot of the highway as you're coming in to Tel Aviv. Today is a public holiday as it's Independence Day. Israel is 59 years old.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Rememberance Day

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At 11am the sirens wailed across the country and the whole of Israel came to a standstill to remember the soldiers who have given their lives defending Israel. As you can see in this photo, everyone, even those driving on highways and busy main streets, stops and stands for 2 minutes silence.

Sunday, April 22, 2007


Wouldn't this be a great door (and building!) if someone took the care to renovate it?

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Blogging Along

Today Tel Aviv Daily Photo reached the 100th post milestone. Yay!! Can't believe that I've taken 100 different photos of Tel Aviv. Next stop 200! Thanks to all of you for visiting this blog and for your comments.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Mosaic House - Door

This is the door of the mosaic house. Hope you're all having a good weekend.

Thursday, April 19, 2007


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Israel is getting ready to celebrate independence day and so Israeli flags are everywhere at the moment. This area is the Givatayim (practically a suburb of Tel Aviv) shopping mall.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Mosaic House

This is the wall of a home in Tel Aviv. Isn't this a nice wall? Very jazzy, don't you think?

Friday, April 13, 2007

Pyramid - White City

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This pyramid is part of the White City series that I did in January. See posts: Jan 11 and Jan 12. Have a good weekend.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Say it loud, say it proud!

Israelis don't seem to care about spelling or grammar mistakes or whether it's correct English or not they just go out and buy a huge neon flashing sign! It makes for a good laugh I suppose. So what do you think can be found at this store? Delicate Russians??

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Crazy or Artistic?

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Would you break in to this guy's house? I wouldn't that's for sure!! But I keep wondering whether he (or she for that matter) is genuinely crazy or just artistic. It's definitely a "unique" decoration for one's house. And you can easily spot this house amongst others. Just for the record, those aren't real weapons they're all made of wood or scrap metal or whatever he could find. You can see that when you enlarge this photo.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Armenian Convent in Jaffa

The sign just says "Armenian Convent" but when I researched it on the Internet I discovered that it has a rich history and was used by Napolean. "In the maze of streets the Armenian convent that served as a hospital for Napoleon's troops is still present. Napoleon stopped in Jaffa on his campaign through the country and, according to some sources, ordered 4,000 wounded soldiers to facilitate his withdrawal from the area." (

This area is currently being renovated, hence the scaffolding.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Interesting Architecture

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I found this building in Jaffa. Isn't it interesting?

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Israeli Island??

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Friday, April 6, 2007

Beatles Spotted in Tel Aviv

I found this at the shuk (market) after seeing Eric's post (24 March)of the "Beatles" in Paris.

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Thursday, April 5, 2007

Heat Wave

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We're having another heat wave today. It's about 30°C at the moment. This photo is for Peter who loves Jet Skiing!

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Hello Dolly

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I have no idea why this household have put this doll up on their roof, but it does make their house stand out from all the rest.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Chag Sameach - Happy Passover

Today is the 1st day of Passover. When the Children of Israel were freed from being Pharaoh's slaves. When Moses parted the Red Sea. When we eat unleavened bread for a week. Click here to read more about Passover.

Monday, April 2, 2007

Jaffa Market

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This is the Jaffa clothes shuk (market). Here they have lovely clothes made from Indian fabrics. Very hippy.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

April Theme Day - Public Mailbox

The April theme day is A Public Mail Box. The interesting thing about these mail boxes is that they're imported from London.

I noticed that a few of the other mail boxes around the world are also imported - very interesting, don't you think.

64 Daily Photo sites are participating in the 1st April theme, "A Public Mail Box", please use the links to 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.

London (UK) -Grenoble (France) -Rotterdam (Netherlands) -Greenville SC (USA) -Hyde (UK) -Villigen (Switzerland) -Albuquerque NM (USA) -Mazatlan (Mexico) -Montréal (Canada) -Stayton OR (USA) -Shanghai (China) -Jing -Arradon (France) -Sequim WA (USA) -Newcastle upon Tyne (England) -Seattle WA (USA) -Kim -Bastia (Corse) -Minneapolis MN (USA) -Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) -Joplin MO (USA) -Sharon, CT (USA) -Cottage Grove MN [USA] -Houston, TX (USA) -Candice & Megan -Singapore - by Keropokman. -Guelph, ON (Canada) -Menton (France) -Monte Carlo, Monaco -Naples, FL (USA) -Kyoto (Japan) -Tokyo (Japan) -Aliso Viejo, CA (USA) -Cape Town (South Africa) - Jakarta (Indonesia) -Kitakami (Japan) -Tel Aviv (Israel) -Vantaa(Finland) -Guadalajara (Mexico) -Auckland (New Zealand) -Nelson (New Zealand) -Tuzla (B&H) -Brussels (Belgium) -Anderson, SC (USA) -Lubbock, TX (USA) -John, Melbourne, (Australia) -Stavanger (Norway) -Tenerife (Spain) -Stockholm (Sweden) -Boston, MA (USA) -Not Strictly Seattle, Susan -New York City, (USA), Ming the Merciless -Paris [Eric], (France) -Ampang (Selangor) -Sydney (Nathalie) Australia -ailea , HI (USA) -Manila (Philippines) -Sydney (Sally) Australia -Cork (Ireland) -Saarbrücken (Germany) -Saint Paul MN (USA) by Carol -San Diego, CA (USA) -Mexico [POLY], (Mexico) -Budapest (Hungary) -Singapore (Singapore by Zannnie) -Madrid [Dsole] (Spain) -Nottingham (England) -Bandung (Indonesia) -London - Jonemo (UK) -