Monday, September 22, 2014

From one extreme to another in 70 minutes

So my train pulled out of the sleepy Beer Sheva station and traveled northward through the flat, brown, dusty Negev.
It stopped at Kiryat Gat, Ramle, Lod, and a few other stations.

In just one hour and ten minutes we were transported into a totally different world--the metropolis of modern Tel Aviv.


More traffic lanes than I could count on the busy Ayalon freeway!

The railroad tracks are in the middle, and next to them runs the channel built to contain the Ayalon river when it starts flowing during winter rains.
Some parts of the highway still flood after very heavy downpours.

From the train station I could see (for the first time) the 2009 Azrieli Towers fountain.
A local joke is that the sculpted musicians atop the fountain are the quietest band of all on this very noisy, busy  street.

Tomorrow I'll show you the nearby brand new environmental sculpture which some hate and some love.
(Linking to Our World Tuesday.)


Valerie said...

Thank you for these views of Tel Aviv which, until your post, remained the name of a city on a map.

William Kendall said...

The modern architecture and the arrangements of the freeways very much remind me of cities here, Dina.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

can't wait to see it!

Cloudia said...

Shana Tova

ALOHA from Honolulu
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Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful and interesting views, Dina!

Hels said...

Ooooohhh I love Tel Aviv! I lived there for two years and thought it was the most cultured city anywhere. Looking forward to seeing your photos.

Sara said...

Apparently Tel Aviv, like New York, never sleeps. It sure is a busy place.

VP said...

Can't remember much of Tel Aviv: I have been there a couple of times, but only on day-trips from Jerusalem...

Spiderdama said...

The last pic is perfect! Tel Aviv is so big!! All these skyscrapers.. I choose the beach

Anonymous said...

It seems very busy indeed. The quiet orchestra must feel a bit lonely :-)

NC Sue said...

Busy, bustling, and beautiful!