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Rodeo Drive
Rodeo Drive
#About the Luxury Shopping Street in Los Angeles

Shopping. How much do we love our shopping? Right? On a long and enticing road, full of life and style, Rodeo Drive is the most famous shopping street in the world. The road is known as one of the prestigious tourist destinations on the planet. The street received its fame from Hollywood filming many movies that gave it its status.

Located in Beverly Hills, you can go into stores of the most famous fashion brands and expensive jewelry stores: Tiffany & Co, Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari, Cartier, Chanel, Valentino, and Prada. Notice the well-groomed sales staff standing in the stores, ready for any visitor who is interested in the products. Don't be shy and walk into the stores and look around, even if you don't intend to buy anything.

The street is designed like a nice European street, with narrow sidewalks and colorful flowers. Not far from the street you can see the famous Beverly Hills sign, where you can come and take a photo.

So maybe this is not a place where you can buy a whole lot, but walking around is no less fascinating, especially when sometimes you can see someone famous, coming out of a limousine and into their favorite stores.


Rodeo Drive is for well off people. If you are looking more for bargains - click on the tag "Shopping in Los Angeles".

A Visit:


A Drive through Rodeo Drive:




On the Street With Taylor Swift:

Çiçek Pasajı
Çiçek Pasajı
#About the Alley that Turned into a Restaurant Complex

Çiçek Pasajı, usually very crowded with popular restaurants, in the 19th century was a a covered street, of the prettiest and most expensive in the city. It was used for commercial and residential purposes. The stylish building, with its metal and glass ceiling, used to be compared to the famous gallery in Milan, Italy, the second Vittorio Emanuele Gallery.

The alley received its name because many flowers can be seen in every window. The tradition of the flowers started apparently in the start of the 20th century, when immigrant Russian women would sit here, after the Bolshovik Revolution, and sold flowers.

The close proximity of the flower alley to the center of attractions in the city, makes this a place you'll want to visit and eat at. It is located in next to Galata Palace, and not far from the Balik Pazari fish market.

The boulevard next over is Istiklal, which starts here and ends at Taksim Square, of the central locations in the city.


It's easy to find your way into the flower alley in the town center, and highly recommended, when you get hungry and want to eat in the ancient Turkish atmosphere.

#A Closer Look:


#Restaurant Players:



Istiklal Caddesi
Istiklal Avenue
#About Istanbul's Lively Pedestrian Mall

Istiklal Avenue (Istiklal Caddesi) is the central pedestrian mall of the historic district of Beyoğlu and the most important streets in the city. The length of the pedestrian mall is 1.6 km and starts from the top station in Karaköy, all the way to Taksim Square, a along the elegant boulevard, you can notice here the nostalgic tram line that runs on the street.

The boulevard is a central street in the city, where demonstrations are held, protests, parades and civic gatherings. Every weekend, about 3 million people visit and pass through here.

Istiklal is also a long pedestrian street filled with luxury shops and jewelry shops, along with stores of international fashion chains, shops, cafes, pastries, restaurants, churches, clubs, cinemas, art galleries, embassies and luxury residences.

#What Will you See Here?

Istiklal Avenue begins from the neighborhood of Genoa, a neighborhood built by Italians who migrated to the city in the Middle Ages and known best for the pointed Galata tower.

In the historical Karaköy district, also called Galata, you can see the subway station known here as "Tunnel." It began operating in 1875 and is considered the second oldest subway station in the world, after London. In the early 1990's the nostalgic streetcar was re-built in the square, moving from the "Tunnel" to Taksim Square, which revived a bit of the historical atmosphere of the area.

Around the center of the avenue is Galatasaray Square, home to one of the best educational institutions established in Turkey during the Ottoman period.

Next to the Galata Palace you will also see the covered alley of Çiçek Pasajı. In the 19th century the place was a residential area, and was a covered commercial street, in the Italian style. Today it has many restaurants, nearby is the excellent fish market (Balık Pazarı) of Galata.

The street ends at Taksim Square, the main square in modern Istanbul, and the beating heart of the city.

#Architecture in Istiklal

Some of the buildings on the avenue were built in the 19th and early 20th centuries, at the very end of the Ottoman era. There are quite a few nineteenth-century urban features on Istiklal Avenue, such as the neo-classical style, which uses ancient Roman and Greek patterns in the architecture.

Another common architectural style on the street is the Art Nouveau. This decorative style matched the visual expression to the modern environment, just as Islamic art preferred decorative motifs from flora and fauna, instead of decoration buildings according to the collection of styles borrowed from older styles.

Next to the Ottoman-style buildings are a number of buildings from the 1920's, the first years of the Turkish Republic, built in the Art Deco style, which began in those same years. They are characterized by geometrical decorations and stylish decorative art, with style clearly influenced by avant-garde trends in art, which were then fashionable, such as Cubism and Futurism.

Naturally, on such a central and important street in the city, you will also see new buildings built in the style of modern architecture.

#A Closer Look:


#A Visit:

Passeig de Grcia
Passeig de Gràcia
#About the Prestigious Avenue of Barcelona

This prestigious avenue, also one of the main avenues and the prettiest in Barcelona, in the past was surrounded by gardens that connected ancient Barcelona to the village of Garcia. In 1821, the local authority proposed the urbanization plan, and in 1824 the avenue was widened to 42 meters and was used as a preferred place for aristocrats, to demonstrate their riding skills and show their chariots.

In 1906 decorations of benches and lamps were added. During these years the avenue already began being a popular fashionable place. Today the avenue is one of the most popular shopping areas in Barcelona. There are many crowds and tourists here.

The boulevard itself is very well maintained and invested. The shop windows of the luxury stores attract the eye. This is one of the most prestigious boulevards because it is full of prestigious fashion stores (Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, etc.). Alongside them are also more popular stores, such as Mango, Zara, Nike, and others. But the boulevard is not just for clothing buyers, because there are also home decor stores, bookstores and toys, cafes, restaurants and tapas bars.

On the avenue are some important architectural points, built in the style of "Modernism" (the style most identified with Barcelona). Especially note the Casa Mila (designed by Antoni Gaudi), the Casa Batlló, the Palau Robert (today the Catalan Tourist Office) and the Maribaba, where the Gaudí, Montaner, and Pocch buildings are located.

#History of the Avenue

One of the leading commercial areas and shopping centers in Barcelona. This is the Passeig de Gràcia, the Champs-Élysées you could say, of Barcelona.

In real estate terms, this is the most expensive avenue in Barcelona and Spain in general. There are a few architectural popular sites - Casa Milà, Casa Batlló, the fighting center, and more. These are also buildings that turned the avenue into the prestigious destinations in the city.

The prior name of the avenue was Camí de Jesús, meaning in Spanish "old road." At the start of the 19th century, and especially in 1827, it became the central location for the aristocracy to show their riding skills and their fancy carriages- which lasted for the entire 19th century.

In 1906 decorated benches were added with lamps. It was already thought of as fashionable back then so that many famous architects designed buildings along the road.

#What is on the Avenue?

We will now look at three houses next to one another, that are very impressive, that were built by three known Modernist architects.

The first, of course, is the architect Antoni Gaudi, who planned Casa Batlló, the third house on the right. The house was already built, and Gaudi only renovated. The person who commissioned the work was a rich businessman called Joseph Batlló. Notice the motifs return in all of Gaudi's buildings. These are the bright colors on the building and roof, the use of mosaics, and the combination of the neo-Gothic symbols resembling bones and skeletons. This is the reason many of Barcelona's residents call this building the House of Bones (Casa dels Ossos).

Can't see it? Try looking closely at the balconies.

In the middle of the three houses, you will see the wonderful Modernist building Casa Lleo Morera, with its round balconies and its columns. The architect who planned the wonderful building was Lluís Domènech i Montaner, another known Modernist architect. He is also known as the one who planned the magnificent Palau de la Musica Catalana of Barcelona, with musical decorations and a glass done with mosaics. Another known building he planned was the Saint Pau Hospital, of the most beautiful in the world. Other buildings by Montaner in Barcelona are the neo-Gothic Casa Quadras, a building whose entire exterior is decorated with statues and relics, and the Casa de les Punxes with the 6 pointed turrets and white facade, surrounded with decorated columns.

The architect Josep Puig I Cadafalch is the third who added to the last part of the buildings in Passeig de Gràcia. Its stylish design is replicated in all the buildings he designed. The flamboyant Casa Amatller has a decorated atrium with columns and a decorated entrance.

#What is the Modernism Style

The Modernism Style is actually a version of the Catalonian architectural style and the plastic art called in French Art Nouveau. It is characterized by a strong inspiration from nature, a strong emphasis on bright colors, natural lines and round edges, on simple and local materials. The most famous Modernist architect was Gaudi, and the style is really characterized by him. He used the points of this style, and used the motifs, like round walls, that remind of waves, and staying away from flat surfaces. He was not the only one who designed in this style, there were other architects in Barcelona, like Josep Puig i Cadafalch and Lluís Domènech i Montaner.


Among luxury stores on the largest shopping avenue in the city, notice the large international clothing chains and the wonderful design stores, from household items to furniture.


Narrowest Street of Prague
The Narrowest Street of Prague
#About the Alley With the Street Light

In the Lesser Quarter is the Vinarna Certovka, the alley that claims to be the narrowest in the world, and in the Czech Republic, but might only be the narrowest in Prague.

It is hard to be entirely accurate, but the street is less than 20 inches in width (about 50 centimeters), and really is a narrow alley. The alley is so narrow in fact, that no more than one adult can walk through it at once. This is why the city of Prague has put in pedestrian stop lights, and has turned this street into a tourist destination - the stop light is meant to alleviate the traffic when people come to the alley from both directions - you can only walk through when you have a green light.

A Closer Look at the Narrowest Street in Prague:

3rd Street Promenade
3rd Street Promenade
#About the Boardwalk of Santa Monica

The coastal city of Santa Monica is a perfect place for a family trip as it has a combination of parameters that make it a particularly pleasant place - the comfortable Los Angeles weather, the relaxing beach and ... Shopping!

The 3rd Street Promenade, which is actually a pedestrian mall within the city, is a prestigious dining and entertainment area, but one you will not want to give up. The promenade is full of clothing stores, boutique stores and souvenirs, familiar chains and more. Quite a few visitors come here to buy, or just hang out and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the place. Do not be surprised if you meet street artists who show you their best talents in energetic, colorful street performances.

On Saturdays and Wednesdays there is a farmers' market with organic products.
Unter Den Linden
Unter den Linden
#About the Elegant Avenue of Berlin - Avenue de la Linden

This wide boulevard, full of the classic European splendor and elegance, starts at the Brandenburg Gate and ends with Museum Island, this is undoubtedly the city's main tourist axis and an excellent starting point for a fascinating tour of the history of the German capital and its tourist attractions.

The boulevard received its name the from the Linden trees planted alongside it. In recent years, the boulevard has been extensively renovated.

Unter den Linden Boulevard, meaning "under the trees" in German, stretches for about a kilometer and a half. On both sides are some of the city's most important sites and buildings. One can see so many intriguing sites and architectural monuments that stand in its vicinity.

From there you can see Humboldt University - the first university in Berlin, the Opera Building and the Academy of the Arts, the Berliner Dom, the Guggenheim Gallery, as well as the Alexanderplatz to the east, with the TV Tower attached to it, the Reichstag Gate, the Holocaust Memorial to the West and the Friedrichstrasse shopping street across it.

But this boulevard, with its neo-classical structures, is not only beautiful. Here, one of the most difficult historical events in modern history took place. In the square of Bebelplatz, opposite Humboldt University, in 1933 the burning of the books took place, in which the Nazis set fire to thousands of books whose contents were against their distorted ideology.


A weekly artists' fair takes place every week on Saturdays and Sundays. It happens in the little pedestrian walkway just before the bridge crosses the Spree River.

A Closer Look:

#About the Shopping Street in Berlin

Kudamm (Kurfürstendamm Boulevard) is the best boulevard of all the ones Berlin has to offer for shopping and pampering. It is a long avenue, a sort of paradise for shopping enthusiasts, especially for those who are extremely wealthy.

The ones without the large bank accounts can pass hours window shopping, looking through the detailed and unique shop windows, sit for a cup of coffee or a meal at one of the many restaurants and cafes along the boulevard.

The street has memorials for World War II, for example at the Kaiser Wilhelm Church, that was bombed and destroyed, and its exterior left bare without renovation, as a silent testimony for what happened during those dark days.

Tourists can also see an old department store Kaufhaus des Westens (referred to as the Kadewe for abbreviation), which was confiscated from a wealthy Jewish owner by the Nazis.

A Closer Look:


Calea Victoriei
Victory Avenue
#About Victory Avenue

Victory Avenue (Calea Victoriei) is considered a fancy shopping avenue in Bucharest, and the most beautiful in the city. Among the prestigious hotels that are all along, you will see stores with names like Gucci, Versace, and Armani. This is a place to find fashion stores of large international brands.

There are many luxury stores here that can be seen while walking around. This is a great window shopping experience, since the prices are usually very high.

Besides shopping, there is history and beauty here that are the prize of Romania. Along the avenue are some of the most honored and beautiful buildings in Bucharest. There are central attractions here like the Parliament Palace, Victoria Palace, where the Romanian government sits, the National Bank, and the City Hall Palace. Also you can find here the Museum of Art History, and the Museum of National History.

In the avenue there is the Revolution Square, and if you come close to the walls on the surrounding buildings, you can see bullet holes from the days of the revolution that took place here, at the end of the Communist rule, against the Romanian tyrant, Nicolae Ceaușescu.

A Closer Look at the Avenue:

Kiseleff Road
#About Kiseleff Road

Kiseleff Road is an impressive and prestigious road in Bucharest. This road shows the glorious past of the city, as a fancy and beautiful place. It is full of museums, parks, embassies, luxury homes, cafes, and restaurants.

The impressive road begins in the Victory Square and the Victory Gate there, that was established in 1922 in the memory of the Romanian soldiers who fell during World War I, and is similar to the victory gate in Paris. The road continues along another victory gate, this time in a Roman style, and ends in the Casa Presei Libere Square.

All along Kiseleff Road you can find benches, where you can sit and enjoy the air. If you asked yourself how Bucharest became the "Gem of the East," you might start to understand by sitting here.

On November 8, 1931, after the Romanian's military involvement in Operation Barbarossa, the military forces spread across the victory gate, in front of the Prime Minister and Conducător, Ion Antonescu. The name of the road was then changed to King Michael Avenue. After the war, the name was changed by the Romanian Communist rulers.

A Ride Along the Road:


Young People Celebrating the Water Holiday:

Mulholland Drive
#About the Street Famous from Movies

There are not many ways in the world that appear in movies and series and songs are written about. The excellent film by director and creator David Lynch, called "Mulholland Drive," perpetuates one of these - "Mulholland Drive" is one of the famous ways of Hollywood.

Indeed, the length of the famous road, "Mulholland Drive," is about 30 kilometers. This road extends from the mountainous eastern side of Santa Monica, through the Hollywood Hills where the famous Hollywood Sign is also located. It is one of the most beautiful roads of Los Angeles and offers spectacular views of the illuminated city, especially at night.

On the way there are a few stopping points where you can get an impression of the scenery, both day and night.

Mulholland Drive was paved in 1942 and after being filmed in countless movies and TV series, it is considered one of the most popular tourist destinations in Los Angeles.

Road Trip:


A Typical Mulholland Drive House:


Movie Trailer from Mulholland Drive:

Mount Hollywood Drive
#About the Road with a Wonderful Observation Over the City

The labyrinth on Mount Hollywood Drive offers spectacular views of the Hollywood Hills with its famous Hollywood sign on one side and a view of Los Angeles on the other.

Mount Hollywood Drive is recommended for both daytime and sunset travel. It becomes a romantic site as can be seen in the spectacular musical "La La Land." The dancing scene here, has brought many couples to try and recreate the scene at the same spot, and watching others doing that will be an amusing and charming way to spend the evening, that will no easily be forgotten.

So if you have some time, take a short walk to Mount Hollywood Drive. Enjoy!


Under the iconic Hollywood sign you will find the lovely Lake Hollywood Park with parking next to it, where you can shoot and maybe even see a player with his dog.

Driving Close to the Famous Road:


Couple Performs the Dance on Hollywood Drive, from La La Land:

Melrose Ave
#About the Real Life Melrose Ave

It is no coincident that the name Melrose Ave is familiar to you. This is the name of the famous TV show, Melrose Place, that was filmed here and became a famous shopping center, especially because of the attractive prices that it offers locals and tourists. Most of the locals that come here are young adults and teenagers.

Melrose Ave is actually a large shopping avenue, where you can find everything - starting from vintage clothing stores and luxury items, named brands, alternative stores, record stores, and galleries.

In Melrose Ave, you will find stores with medium to cheap prices. For those interested in more luxury brands, there is the more expensive area a little after Fairfax Ave. There are stores like Dash, the Kardashian's family store.

Among the stores, you can see the local cafes and the residents that leisurely pass their time. More in the avenue - art galleries, theaters, pubs, and restaurants.


There is no train on this avenue, and you welcome to get a taxi or order an Uber.

Be sure not to miss the Pink Hotdog located on the corner of a Brea Avenue.

A Closer Look:

Avinguda Diagonal
#About the Avenue that Bisects the City

Avinguda Diagonal is one of the most important avenues in Barcelona. It is 10 kilometers long and actually crosses the city in two, diagonally, originally designed to break the straight lines created by the streets, so they were always 90 degrees to each other.

Apart from transportation, the long avenue also serves as a place to shop and has a concentration of many restaurants. Indeed, along the avenue you will pass by a wide variety of restaurants and shops, with the blue sea and beaches of Barcelona standing in full view.

On the boulevard are some of Barcelona's most famous buildings, including:

#Skyscraper Agbar Tower

Look for the tall tower that can be seen from every corner of Barcelona and is nicknamed the "Blue Cigar."

#The Palau Reial de Pedralbes

A palace given to the royal family, by the Güell family, Gaudi's famous patrons.

#Design Museum of Barcelona

You can visit the guide right on Guidol.

#"Casa Serra"

A structure built in the style of Catalan Modernism, is also the style of Gaudí's Casa Batlló. This style is characterized by great colorfulness, natural and rounded lines, with simple and local materials.

A Closer Look at the Boulevard:

La Rambla
#About the Central Avenue of Barcelona

La Rambla is a central avenue in Barcelona, it is a kilometer long tourist destination. Along the avenue, a few additional points are worth a visit, like the Mercado de La Boqueria Market. There are many vendors, some bother the tourists, beggars and other interesting people. The avenue is well taken care of, and you will find many stores and restaurants.

The origin of the name, is a version of the word Ramel, meaning 'sand' in Arabic. This avenue sat on dried stream lanes.

Today the avenue includes hotels, signs, statues, street performances and talented acts, historical buildings like the theater building, the first clock of Barcelona, and the ancient University building. Among everything else, you can see here colorful mosaics at the entrance to the market. The artist Joan Mirò created it in 1976, and it marks the point of entry to the Gothic Quarter.

At the end of the avenue, you can see the statue in memory of Columbus, known as the Columbus Monument (Monument a Colom), the Wax Museum, the Opera House, and other interesting buildings.

Before soccer games between the Barcelona team and other European cities, you can see hundreds of excited fans here, walking, yelling, and singing loudly. This is one of the lively streets where you can find many tourists, wandering and looking through the different tourist points. Sometimes on weekends there are artist markets here, attracting thousands of visitors, the market sells all sorts of hand made art. On these busy days, pay close attention to your bags, there are very good pickpocketers here.

A Closer Look at La Rambla:

Khao San Road
#About the Backpacker Road in Bangkok

Imagine a short street crowded with taxis and tuk-tuks, which are a kind of three-wheeled taxis, lots of billboards and backpackers moving on their way to their guesthouses. This is not India - it is Khao San, or Kawasan, a short street in the center of Bangkok, which is the backpacker center of the city.

Its convenient location, in the district of Bangalampu, about a kilometer from the King's Palace, makes Kao San the perfect place in Bangkok for cheap accommodation. That's why this is Bangkok's bustling backpacker center. Those who stay here are usually traveling on a tight budget, and love the endless activity 24 hours a day, when there is always something happening here.

But even for those who do not sleep here, it is worth visiting this lively and young street and experiencing the shock of the guesthouses, hostels, along with an unbelievable abundance of food stalls, restaurants, bars, clubs, shops for everything possible, women wearing braided hair or dreadlocks and Thai massage facilities.

Beyond the cheap lodging neighborhood, many here will note that the word "Khao-san" has long become a kind of mantra in backpackers in Thailand. For many of them this is a kind of paradise for backpackers, and no less. This street is an open center for young people, artists, art students, tourists with backpacks and young people from Bangkok who come here to listen to music, drink and dance in clubs along the street.

Incidentally, in Thai "Khao San" means "delicate rice." Here was once the central rice market of Bangkok. Even today, the streets are full of incredible variety of Pad Thai stalls and a variety of Thai delicacies, at ridiculous prices. Next to them are countless restaurants, with food from all over the world and spices. There's everything here, from Indian food to Italian, Chinese, Japanese, American and more.



From Khao San Road many tours depart, and transportation to many tourist destinations around Thailand. There are many travel agencies who offer deals to places like Chiang Mai in the north, Koh Phangan in the south and also to nearby countries, visas and transportation.

A Closer Look:

#About the Ringstrasse, the Most Famous Round Street in Vienna

It seems that every city has a certain street that has become its clear and inseparable symbol - from Fifth Avenue in New York, to Via Veneto in Rome. Ringstrasse is the same type of street, but unlike its other similar streets, it has almost no stores at all. Over the years, historical and public buildings were built there: the Opera House, the Parliament Building, the City Hall, the Central Library, the Botanical Garden, the Hofburg Palace and more.

The street was originally built following an imperial edict by Franz Joseph announcing the destruction of the walls and fortifications around the city and the construction of the grand street. Construction began in 1858, and ended seven years later, its cost amounted to quite a bit - about a billion dollars.

From the initial planning it was clear that the goal was to create a center of Vienna - built for four large driving routes, a special pedestrian walkway, cyclists and tracks for the tram. It is shaped in a horseshoe shape and is 6.5 kilometers in length.

Today, thousands of people come to this road to see the architectural buildings, the well-tended gardens, the monuments and statues from the imperial periods of Vienna and the many tourist attractions the street offers. In addition, the street hosts quite a few festivals and cultural and leisure events that also receive a proper backdrop: colorful lamps, flags and matching stalls.

A Closer Look:


The History:


Mariahilfer Strasse
#About Vienna's Shopping Avenue

Vienna's shopping district, is also the longest shopping street in Austria, named Mariahilfer Strasse. It starts near the Westbahnhof Station and reaches the Museum Quarter.

The long street, parts of which has a pedestrian walkway, has restaurants and cafés on both sides, where you can enjoy your time in Vienna. It is a meeting place for locals and tourists who come to mingle.

At Mariahilfer Strasse you can find luxury shops alongside shops at reasonable prices and even below that. The large chains hold all their major shops in Vienna here, but after shopping around, especially during the holiday season, you will find here sales with prices matching those of the leading brands and international chains.

There are clothes, furniture, housewares, electronics, books and whatnot. Off to work guys! All this shopping is ahead of you!

Are you tired of shopping and you want to rest and eat something? - Click on the restaurants icon above and you can find a good restaurant or coffee shop nearby.

A Closer Look:

Rothschild Boulevard
#About the Street that Illustrates the White City, the International Style and the Bauhaus

Rothschild Boulevard in Tel Aviv is a prestigious street in the city. In recent years, the long avenue has become one of the most important arteries of cultural and social life in Tel Aviv.

On one end there are the Habima National Theater and the Mann Auditorium, the home of the excellent Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and on the other side is Independence Hall, where the establishment of the State of Israel was declared - you cannot miss it. But on this street, interesting things are happening all the time.

Rothschild Boulevard is also an architectural exhibition of houses built in the international style, or the Bauhaus style. On a walking tour of the boulevard we will see examples of different houses in this style, which were built in Tel Aviv from the 1930's.

#About the Social Protest

In recent years, Rothschild Boulevard has become the prestigious and arrogant heart of the young and fun-loving Tel Aviv. The real estate here has become terribly expensive, and today only the rich manage to survive.

This is probably why in 2011 many young people went to Rothschild Boulevard and began the largest social protest in the history of the State of Israel. On this avenue they lived for months in tents and makeshift houses built for them and protested against inequality in the State of Israel. This protest changed the consciousness of Israeli society forever.

#The White City Architecture on Rothschild Boulevard

Apart from an active and pulsating street, Rothschild Boulevard is also an impressive architectural exhibition of international style construction. A walking tour of the boulevard will introduce you with some of the most beautiful buildings in the white city of Tel Aviv of the 1930's.

Many of the houses on Rothschild Boulevard were built from the 1930's. The modern style, then born in the German school of architecture, the Bauhaus school, burst out of Germany into the world of architecture. Some of the graduates were German Jews and some came from Palestine to study there. They also came to young Tel Aviv, where they built about 4,000 houses in the international style, Bauhaus, and later turned it into an architectural museum of the Bauhaus style.

Among the architects of the White City were Zeev Rechter, Arieh Sharon, Averbuch and Dov Carmi.

Bauhaus style houses can be identified in their typically square shape, using basic geometrical shapes, including long, narrow windows and round balconies. The Bauhaus houses have a lot of asymmetries and often designers have incorporated modern features from the industrial machinery, such as rounded facades or round windows reminiscent of the windows of the ships.

Due to the climate differences between Germany and the Holy Land, the architects in Tel Aviv adapted the Bauhaus to the Middle East. Unique characteristics have been introduced here, most of which are designed to overcome the heat of the sun and increase the natural fusion of homes. The Tel Aviv architects designed the houses so that they would have natural ventilation, depending on the direction of the wind. They greatly increased the windows in Tel Aviv, compared to those built in Europe. Above them they added awnings that made a shadow. On the roofs of houses in Tel Aviv, they often planned pergolas, which allowed for a pleasant breeze to sit on the roof and even a cozy sleeping place on hot nights.

In addition, the large balconies were added for residents to sit outside the apartments, away from the steaming Tel Aviv apartments in summer. The balconies also opened the houses to the street and connected the people. All of these have contributed quite a lot to the creation of an open Israeli society that creates contact and belonging between people and involves everyone in everyone's lives, for better or for worse.

A Closer Look:


The social protest of 2011:

Queen's Road
#Abou Hong Kong's Main Street

Since 1840, the Queen's Road is the main road in Hong Kong Island. This street is also referred as "The Western Queen's Way." Beyond being an important and busy street in the big city, it is not too interesting. From both sides of the street are side streets that have boutique stores, fashion shops, stores for jewelry and different items, and big malls and shopping centers.

Along the street are also churchs, hotels, libraries, massage parlors, temples, old stores, and stores for scents and cultural art.

A Closer Look:

A Walk About the Street:
Wing Lok Street
#About Hong Kong's Chinese Street

From the Shuen Wang Station, you can walk through the alleys in the western district, and quickly arrive at Wing Lok Street, that has stores, exotic merchandise, Chinese medicine, and traditional Chinese kitchens.

In the street Wing Lok, loosely translates to 'Herb Experts," you can experience the traditional Chinese-Hong Kong traditions, magical mystics, all in their best lighting.

Here you will see a lot of merchandise, that will seem as if it has been brought from ancient times, but are still relevant today. Dried seafood and curious potions, through fascinating amulets, bird nests and real birds, shark fins and many other surprises.

This street is nicknamed by locals "Ginseng and Bird's Nest Street," talking about the experts of the vendors on the street in the past, and for the most part in the present as well. This is a chance to see the raw Hong Kong, the much less modern.

A Closer Look:


A Visit:

Divanyolu Street
Piazza di Spagna
Via Monte Napoleone
The Mall

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