About the Book
Tel Aviv is a mix of old low-rise apartment buildings, renovated buildings with newer facades, and brand new luxury high rises, locally called towers. The contrasts are compelling and are evidence of the transformation the city is going through. There are many sites to visit: small plazas, the Rabin square, picturesque streets, parks, cultural centers, a flea market, and the modern promenades and beaches -- all illustrating the focus on urban development that is the core of the present Tel Aviv. It is the people of Tel Aviv, though, who bring these buildings and sites to life. They enjoy the parks and plazas, walk the streets, wait for a bus, sit in a café, stare at the ocean waves, or just take the dog for a walk. The many human faces of Tel Aviv, overlaid on the many architectural faces, are what makes it such a vibrant place. The pictures in this photo-book were taken during January and February 2015.