Friday, February 25, 2011
Rothschild Boulevard - Tel Aviv's Living Architecture Museum
Tel Aviv's first boulevard and one of its oldest streets, is know for being lined with historic Bauhaus buildings, designed by Jewish architects who came from Germany in the early 1930s. Independence Hall, also on Rothschild, is the historic building where Ben Gurion declared the founding of the State of Israel, on May 14, 1948. Today Rothschild carries its history lightly, having become a stylish hangout for Tel Aviv's young crowd, as well as a place where the wel-heeled can live in sophisticated restored Bauhaus homes.