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“beautiful way to experience the real city” 5 of 5 stars
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White City
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Private Day Tour: Jaffa to Tel Aviv and the Yitzhak Rabin Museum
Orlando, Florida
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“beautiful way to experience the real city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

reminded me of San Francisco in the human-scaled buildings, grid-like well planned streets, tree shaded and green but in an urban area . a must if you appreciate architecture, a joy if you want to experience the "real city"

Visited January 2013
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“Bauhaus in Israel.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

The combination of proliferous Bauhaus buildings and Jaffa stone makes for a gorgeous white tableau. Thousands of Bauhaus buildings by Jewish German architects are seen throughout the city, so don't miss walking on Rothcild Boulevard. Sad note: many buildings have been defaced by graffiti.

Visited December 2012
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“Highly overrated.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

This is by far one of the most overrated "attractions" in Tel Aviv.
The old Bauhaus architecture style got this area of the city nicknamed "The white city".
Well, it's all nice and pretty, as long as you love strolling in residential streets and gaze at utterly ugly Bauhaus buildings.
Bet hey, UNESCO declared it to be a "World Heritage Site", so who am I to judge?

Visited May 2012
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New York City, New York
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“A UNESCO landmark”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

If you can get a tour of the White City, do it. Tel Aviv has the greatest extant collection of International Style (of the 1930s) buildings in the world and is recognized for this by UNESCO. The style was perfect for a city needing to grow rapidly on sand dunes near the sea...with its functional layout, shaded windows and elevation on columns(a local addition) to capture sea breezes, the styles elegant simplicity was just what was needed.And today its value is much appreciated--allowed to become dilapidated over time, now hundreds of the buildings are landmarked, restored and in great demand at high prices. Check out details such as thermometer like window openings in stairwells, strip windows and slight overhangs to give shade, deco like finishings in lobbies...it all had a socialist touch to it with the idea that labourers building the nation state should have functional yet attractive places to which to come home.

Visited January 2013
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Ostend, Belgium
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“streets and houses”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Allthough december and january are not very tourist months for Tel Aviv, it was good to see this architectural part of history. I have the impression that people don't always realise this 'treasure', but with a free guiding tour starting in Dizengoff it is a real pleasure.

Visited December 2012
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