Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Jerusalemites Prepare for Snow and Some Dream of Warm Tel Aviv Beaches.
View Those Beaches 80 Years Ago

Leveling the dunes of Tel Aviv (circa 1920)
Jews moved north from Jaffa 100 years ago, leveled the sand dunes, and established the city of Tel Aviv. 

Few suspected that they were also laying the foundation for a Jewish version of the Riviera, but within two decades, the beaches were a very popular destination, as the American Colony photographers recorded.
Aerial view of Tel Aviv casino and beach (1932)
Tel Aviv beach (circa 1935)







Close-up of Tel Aviv bathers (circa 1935)



Tel Aviv beach (1935)












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