Fabulous murals and other creative works on walls, poles, balconies, doors and shops have helped transform the streets around the Mahane Yehuda market.
People walking downtown generally have a bus to catch, shopping to do, or a friend to meet. It’s worth taking time to study the buildings.
Rubin Museum, Bialik’s home and former City Hall are some of the standout buildings on serene avenue mainly constructed by wealthy people from Europe accustomed to gracious living.
The Zionist pioneers got a lot done in the space of 24 hours, like planning what would become Tel Aviv a little over a century ago.
The jaunt, which also follows the Shlomo Lahat beachside promenade, includes historic buildings, unusual and touching monuments, and even a voice from the not-so-distant past.