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Tel Aviv’s most legendary boulevard [video]
Posted By Harvey Stein On March 9, 2011 @ 12:00 am In | No Comments
It’s not just one of Tel Aviv’s liveliest streets, the legendary Rothschild Boulevard also boasts some of the city’s best Bauhaus-style buildings.
Tel Aviv’s Rothschild Boulevard, one of its oldest and most beautiful streets, is home to million-dollar residences, cafes and clubs amid an arty atmosphere dominated by many Bauhaus-style buildings.
The leafy boulevard, which is at the heart of Tel Aviv, is lined with 1930s-era open-air kiosks where passersby can grab a bite to eat and meet up with friends in the mild Mediterranean air. Here they can enjoy the sights of the old-new city, with its rounded Bauhaus terraces built for residents who originally lacked air conditioning.
“Form follows function” is the watchword of the Bauhaus style, which came to Israel along with German Jewish refugees prior to World War II. The aging buildings were becoming a bit rundown until UNESCO declared the area a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2003. Now, renovations are returning them to their former glory.
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