Israelis often call Tel Aviv the “State of Tel Aviv.” They are not referring to a state of mind like “the New York state of mind” but rather they refer to the belief of many Tel Avivians that their city is a State unto itself, a world unto itself, indeed
Monthly Archives: December 2012
In a previous blog post I wrote about Sarona, the next big preservation project in Tel Aviv, located along Kaplan Street and Menachem Begin Blvd. In this post I’m going to explain more about the project and who the major players are. First we have the Israeli Government, (the present
Within the framework of my B.A. studies in the Preservation of Historical Buildings and Monuments at the Western Galilee College in Acre, I was privileged to go on a tour of Sarona, the next up and coming preservation project in Tel Aviv. Our guide was the well known architect Giora
It might surprise you to discover that over 100,000 dunams of land in Israel is owned and held by the church. Some is held by the Catholic Church, some by the Greek Orthodox Church and some by other churches such as the Russian Church. This is land that was acquired
UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, has declared a select number of sites around the globe, 936 so far, to be World Heritage Sites. These sites have an “outstanding universal value” for the human race according to UNESCO. Of the designated sites, 183 are natural wonders, such
Recently I went on a tour of Acre given by my professor at the College of Western Galilee in Acre. Acre, (also written as Akko), is a modern coastal city in northern Israel. It also has an ancient city and port. At one time, about 900 years ago, it was
Tel Aviv is getting a facelift. As an example, the photos below were taken in the area of Ahad Ha’am Street where many historical buildings have undergone or are undergoing renovations. Most of the buildings are residential buildings with the exception of a stunningly beautiful building with the arches filled in with glass.