Instawalk: Bauhaus in Tel Aviv

did you know Tel Aviv has the largest number of Bauhaus-style buildings in the world? they comprise the so-called White City (a UNESCO World Heritage site) and i was looking forward to seeing some of them during my short time in town since i’m a crazy Bauhaus fanatic. we took the hour-long self-guided waking tour from the Bauhaus Center (includes introduction video, audioguide, and map). i was dismayed, though, to see that many of the buildings were in a state of disrepair. i guess people don’t care enough to invest money in their maintenance? 🙁 sad panda indeed.

in any case, if you’re an architecture fan (or Bauhaus fan, natch), it’s well worth your time to do either the self-guided or docent-led tour, or at the very minimum drive around town and see some buildings in this style in real life (rumor has it Rothschild Blvd. has a large number). i’ve only ever seen them in museum exhibitions, so actually standing in front of them and admiring the linear and curvilinear forms was pretty awesome.

3 Yael St.

5 Yael St.

21/23 Shlomo Hamelech St.

12 Shlomo Hamelech St.

12 Tel Hai St.

Dizengoff Square (which is really a circle?)

5 Frug St.

if you squint your eyes, it’s pretty magical. the cracks and peeling paint fade away into what you could swear is a photo in a Dessau publication. i’m still in awe!

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