Reflected in the century-old Turkish train station's window are modern buildings of Beer Sheva.
And on the other side of the street, more high-rise residential buildings.
I'm sure the Ottoman Turks who started to build Beer Sheva towards the end of the 19th century never dreamed it would grow into Israel's second largest city (in terms of area).
Today it spreads across more than 117 square kilometers.
At least some of the apartments still have balconies.
I wonder what a unit costs here.
In Israel most people own their own residence; renting is less common.
Wedged in between the two rows of modern buildings is the Train Yard.
Here from the station balcony (where the first three photos were taken) you can see some of the authentic train cars and two more of the original structures that have been beautifully restored.
(Linking to Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors and to James' Weekend Reflections .)