Sunday, February 22, 2009

Tel Aviv weekend

Jerusalem? No way! Welcome to Tel Aviv.
Friday I took the bus westward, toward the Mediterranean coast, clear across the country, a drive of all of 45 minutes.
Rain was starting to coat the window as we entered the big, modern metropolis. Water was flowing in the drainage canal between the highway and the railroad.
The weekend was fun despite the cold, thunderstorms, and strong winds. The sea was wild, with huge waves breaking near the shore.
But it's great to come back home today. There is no place like the Jerusalem Hills, my natural choice.

10 comments:

Leora said...

Glad to hear about the "bad" weather...and your nice trip to Tel Aviv, despite the stormy weather.

Catherine said...

I understand your feeling Dina. Tel aviv looks like a very modern city. So far from what they present us on travel catalogs with beaches and seasides! Every country gets its part of modernity.

Kris said...

Some impressive buildings here.

Yaelian said...

I love Tel Aviv.It is not just the modern buildings, it is so much more, so many faces to it.I like your picture, Dina:-)

spacedlaw said...

Tel Aviv looks far more modern than I had ever imagined.

Hilda said...

A very modern city indeed! I never knew that about Tel Aviv — thank you, Dina.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

From this view it looks similar to Los Angeles (especially the channeled river/flood canal)

Petrea said...

I was going to say the same as PA. It could be LA. Glad you got some rain, Dina!

Reader Wil said...

Jerusalem is a city fraught with history. I ber that every corner of this city has a tale to tell.

Janie said...

The grownup playground is great!
Tel aviv looks like a beautiful city. And your seascape is wonderful.