I just came home from a weekend in Tel Aviv. The weather was the wildest this country has had all winter. Notice the palms all bending eastward in the 50mph wind.
In the photo above we are looking down Hayarkon Street, which runs along the seashore. Most of the big hotels and embassies are located there.
Nearer to the water, the Tayelet promenade parallels the sea for several kilometers, all the way to Jaffa (which you can see at the top of this photo, jutting into the sea). Because of the cold wind and rain, almost no one was strolling; quite rare for this popular place.
The old salt-water Gordon swimming pool is being rebuilt. Behind it is the marina.
When peace activist Abie Nathan died last year I posted a tribute to him. I was SO happy to find that the Tel Aviv Municipality had erected this plaque about him. Please click on the photo and read it. You press the button in the rocks and it broadcasts the words from the pirate peace ship radio station that we listened to 1973-1993: "This is the Voice of Peace broadcasting from somewhere in the Mediterranean." So cool!!
And look at this playground only for those over age 14. All the exercise equipment you would find in an expensive gym!
With thanks to friend and relative Niva, who adores Tel Aviv, for her home hospitality and guided walking tours last weekend.
Blogger-guided tours around the world will be posted tonight at That's My World Tuesday.