Tel Aviv Harbor
 

Tel Aviv Harbor

The Tel Aviv harbor was built in 1936 as an emergency measure. Until then, Tel Aviv had relied on the nearby seaport in mostly-Arab Jaffa[1], but the Arab revolt against British rule[a] put an end to that arrangement. Since Tel Aviv never really had the right conditions for a harbor, it ended commercial operations in 1965. The area continuted to decline until it was a complete wasteland, but in 2002 a massive transformation program was put into motion and the harbor is now a premier district for entertainment and shopping.

2010-07-02 13:32

Israel 2010, Tel Aviv Harbor

2010-07-02 13:34

Israel 2010, Tel Aviv Harbor

2010-07-02 15:48

Israel 2010, Tel Aviv Harbor

2010-07-02 15:48

Israel 2010, Tel Aviv Harbor

The graffiti reads Am Israel Hay[b], or "Long Live Israel!" (lit. "The people of Israel live!")

2010-07-02 15:46

Israel 2010, Tel Aviv Harbor

Footnotes

[1]

Which has been seaport since ancient times. (Wikipedia reports that Jaffa's harbor has been in use for the past 4000 years.)

[a]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1936%E2%80%931939_Arab_revolt_in_Palestine

[b]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chai_%28symbol%29