Tel Aviv was proclaimed “The White City”, a World Cultural Heritage site, by UNESCO in July 2003. As a true party city, it celebrates its heritage in an annual White Night and this year seems it was special in homage to the City’s 100th birthday. Too bad we’ve missed it, so let’s see how we can make it up online…
We’re planning a compact white tour of Bialik St. where there is quite a Bauhaus treasure with Avezerman House at #5, Goldin House at #6, Rubin Museum at #14, and the Bauhaus Museum at #21. MuseumLab has a post on Tel Aviv’s new Bauhaus Museum, and the City of Tel Aviv-Jaffa maintains the White-City site with info and photos of the aforementioned buildings too. And Tchochkes has a very nice and picturesque tour of Bauhaus Museum too!
Tel-Aviv Yafo Centennial site has a nice white route that begins at the point where historic Yafo meets Neve Zedek and Ahuzat Bayit, passing through the heart of the White City, here’s a map with 26 stations.
Bauhaus Center on 99 Dizengoff St. also organizes Bauhaus tours for 15$. And TimeOut Israel dedicates a A House for Bauhaus in its June edition.
Yigal Gawze’s photographic exhibition Fragments of a Style: A Celebration of Bauhaus in Tel Aviv had left San Francisco and Israelity follows its itinerary in Bauhaus Travels.
More Bauhaus pics at telaviv4fun
We didn’t plan too many itineraries in Israel, being ba aretz was the main thing.
We had a lot of fun this way, but we’ve also missed by one day the WHITE NIGHT party in Tel Aviv, now it’s on our calendar and wish list for next year!
We decided to return to the White City to look for a gift, play some more, and take a Bauhaus tour. We’ve started in Neve Tzedek for the shopping itinerary.
It took us a while to find a parking place in Neve Tzedek, but here we are, on the charming Shabazi Street. We find our perfect gifts at SIGAL Fashion Jewelry. Now we need something for the baby too, and we find plenty of choices, from baby fashion at Babette to old-fashioned toys at Alice, but we cannot resist a colorful Simple Story in Hebrew!
At the end of Shabazi Street, at #9, just next to Suzanne Dellal Center, we stop for lunch at Suzanna Café. With an outdoor shaded patio it seems the best choice. And a most delicious one too! Out of ordinary mid east dishes with eggplant, goat cheese and pear, lamb, enjoyable atmosphere for all family!
Another stroll through the rustic maze of narrow streets around Suzanne Dellal with a play stop at a small neighbourhood playground brought us to the beach. That was a main destination for us, because I remember a very nice playground in Charles Clore Park. Well, it’s still there, but in a not so good shape and under repairs… So we’re heading to the nearby small red playground to find another playworkout. That was nice too, but we hope that next time we’ll play at the newly refurbished playground… you know, for the kids 🙂
By now it’s late afternoon, so we go back “inland” for a quick white tour…