tel aviv: streetside delights

What a great day! Walking the streets of Tel Aviv, there are visual delights at every turn. The city is in bloom and everywhere you’ll find a kaleidoscope of colour, flowers in shades that seem brighter and more beautiful than any I’ve ever seen. Bougainvillea can be found creeping along walls and fences all over the city.

bougainvillea
My day was spent leisurely strolling through the Carmel Market (Shuk Ha’Carmel), Tel Aviv’s largest marketplace. The long, winding street is lined with stalls selling everything from:

peaches
fresh fruits and veggies …

jerusalem-bagels
breads and pastries …

… clothing, DVDs and sunglasses. Carmel Market is open every day but closed for Shabbat.

On the walk back to my hotel, I walked along Nachlat Binyamin Promenade, an outdoor pedestrian shopping mall. Originally the textile center of the city, it still boasts shop after shop selling vividly coloured, beautiful fabrics that’ll excite the fashionista/designer in you.

fabric

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Comments

  1. Greetings fellow travelista! I am taking a trip to isreal in summer of 2010. Do you have any recommendations on where to stay? Or perhaps where you stayed when you went? So far the best western is safe& familiar and affordable but it looks kinda cheesy ya know.lol. Thanks!

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