One of the places I really love in Tel Aviv is the old part of the city called Jaffa. I’ve posted about it already here but this time I was looking at it from another perspective. I was having a photo shoot there with my beautiful friend Sigal and while working I really felt like I traveled in time and got back to the time of Roman Empire. So if you’re ever near by you have to visit Jaffa and experience it by yourself. Meanwhile, enjoy the pictures and read more about my experiences in Israel if you want to :).
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If you live or visit Tel Aviv any time soon you have to, just HAVE TO, go to the Lea Gottlieb exhibition at the Design Museum of Holon! It’s an amazing exhibition called “Lady of the Dasies” and it showcases the history of the famous brand Gotex that Lea founded in 1956. She said “I Like Making Something Out of Nothing” and believe me, she really did, her work is splendorous and fascinating. So I repeat, if you have a chance – run to check her work, I promise you won’t regret it.
Last week I went for a short trip to Barcelona – my favorite city! If you don’t know yet, before I moved to Tel Aviv I was living there for a few years and I have to say that since I left I’ve been missing that place almost every day! There are SO many reasons one can love Barcelona, I will tell you why I do.
Barcelona is situated on the Mediterranean shore and the weather is nice for most of the year 🙂 You can enjoy the beach and sun all year round; even during the winter it’s usually not too cold for having a nice walk on the beach. Barcelona is also very multicultural – people from all over the world come to live there and it makes that city so unique! So many languages, different cultures, religions and ways of living are coexisting there. I remember when I came to the city for the first time I was very amused by that and I felt that no matter what you do and who you are you can find something for yourself in Barcelona. And so I did. And instead of staying 3 months I stayed more than a year and after the next two years I came back again to do my master’s degree there. Barcelona feels like a second home for me, I know all the small streets, bars with cheap Mojito and cool places to shop. Even if I go there as a tourist and take a lot of new pictures I really don’t feel like one – I feel like I’ve never left that place and I really belong there. Sometimes I laugh and say that I was born in Poland by mistake and even that I can’t say that I feel more Spanish than Polish I can definitely say that living in Barcelona has changed me, my way of seeing things and living life. One day I would like to have a wooden house on the beach close to Barcelona. Hopefully sooner than later 😉
One of the reasons why I love living in Tel Aviv is that there is an endless list of beautiful places I can do my photo shoots at. This time, I shot with Shiri at the amazing area of Neve Tzedek that is full of very nice stylish buildings, flowers and greens. I really enjoyed photographing there, thank you Tel Aviv for giving me such a wonderful scenery for my work! You can see more pictures here.
In one of the sunny winter days I went for a trip to Old Jaffa. I described this place a bit already in my previous post but there is one thing that really brought my attention this time. The old city is full of beautiful doors and gates. All locked, all mysterious. They all look like taken from fairy tales and makes you wonder about all the people that crossed them along all those long years. Some of them are so tiny that they look like they were made only for dwarfs while others are huge and remind you of doors from old castles.
The atmosphere of Jaffa is magical and you can feel it every minute you’re there. If you ever come to Tel-Aviv, Old Jaffa should be definitely number one on your “To See” list.
Just look at these doors, aren’t they from a different world?