Photos by Reb Akiva at Mystical Paths
Israeli architecture is GREAT! (From the outside.) They frequently try new and different things. Modern, traditional, mixes between the two. For those who enjoy cool looking buildings, Israel is a great place to be. Now, realistically the designs often result in some uncomfortable internal angles and weird space use problems - but hey, the buildings look great!
The Bank HaPoalim ("Worker's Bank") towers in Tel Aviv. 4 connected towers, off angle sides and complete complex.
A brief distance away is this interested rounded blue tower. Haven't been there, not sure who's in it.
The Clal Insurance building, offset stepping stone multi-part tower with weird decorative green bands.
Around the corner of the same building we find this really odd decorative...rings?
Traffic in Israel has become rather bad, and in Tel Aviv it's horrible. Switching to a motorcycle might be an alternative, but in Israel a motorcycle is classified as a luxury item and taxed at 200% - meaning a motorcycle is MORE EXPENSIVE THAN A CAR. However, "scooters" (European style) are not, and have become a primary mode of transportation for many a Tel Aviv office worker. Every building has huge clusters of scooters parked around the bottom... (this is a relatively small group)
So ends our tour today of downtown Tel Aviv.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
// 12/20/2009 //