Sunday, July 5, 2015

Independence Hall, Tel Aviv

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Dizengoff,  Tel Aviv's first mayor,  loved to ride his horse down the local streets in the 1920s and 30s.


Next to the new (2009) statue on Rothschild Boulevard is the former house of Meir and Zina Dizengoff.
Today it is a museum commemorating the place where David Ben-Gurion signed the Declaration of Independence and declared Israel a State on May 14, 1948.
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14 comments:

Gerard Michaud said...

I love the photos you post , always interesting .
Alice

Cloudia said...

Always special visiting you Dina

Kay said...

I imagine there wasn't all that traffic and buildings back then. :- )

Hels said...

I loved spending time in the museum and looking at the old photos, as you can see in http://melbourneblogger.blogspot.com.au/2014/12/independence-museum-in-tel-aviv.html But I didn't have a photo of Dizongoff on horse back.

Great link, thanks.

Dina said...

Thanks for the link to your post, Hels. Nice to see a photo of the museum inside. I still have not visited there.

VP said...

I didn't know he was an urban horse rider, surely he really deserves this monument!

Jackie @ travelnwrite said...

I can almost see him on his horse riding down the street - what a time it must have been!

Gosia k said...

Your blog seems to me so interesting. Love from Poland Gosia

Dina said...

Shalom Gosia in Poland. :) You can go to the bottom of my blog and find Subscribe to: Posts (Atom).
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Gosia k said...

Dina, I did it you are on my list. Have a nice evening!!See you soon

Dina said...

Gosia, great, welcome! You are on my list too.

cieldequimper said...

Imagine him riding now...

Dina said...

Ciel, I wish! You know, I have a 2009 blog post of a horse-drawn Alte Sachen cart on Ben-Gurion Blvd. in Tel Aviv:
http://jerusalemhillsdailyphoto.blogspot.co.il/2009/04/alte-sachen-tel-aviv-style.html
Soon after that, such wagons were banned from the streets of Tel Aviv.

William Kendall said...

Fitting to have that as a museum, Dina!