Saturday, May 16, 2009

Heir Halevana ('White City')

Tel Aviv celebrate its 100th birthday
In 2003, Tel Aviv was named a World Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational. Scientific and Cultural organization. This salute by the international body added the White City to the prestigious list of 830 sites throughout the world deemed to be of outstanding value to universal human culture.
Welcome to this exclusive club, White City, as the first modern Hebrew-speaking city gets ready to celebrate its 100th birthday.
Those interested in architecture should go on a walking tour of the Bauhaus architecture -'White City' as it's called. These buildings, built by European architects who came to Israel in the 1930's & 40's, have been declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. Although some are being rescued & renovated by private developers, many of these beautiful buildings are crumbling away. The Bauhaus Foundation does wonderful, tireless work to raise their profile & find appreciative purchasers

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