Tuesday, 1 March 2016

White City of Tel-Aviv -- the Modern Movement

Sometimes is hard to see if a postcard shows or not the protected area by UNESCO... For example, in this aerial view of Tel-Aviv how will I know if any of the 4000 buildings of the modern movement is shown in the picture? I'm not sure, but I want to believe that at least one is there!

This postcard was sent by Debora

Tel Aviv was founded in 1909 and developed as a metropolitan city under the British Mandate in Palestine. The White City was constructed from the early 1930s until the 1950s, based on the urban plan by Sir Patrick Geddes, reflecting modern organic planning principles. The buildings were designed by architects who were trained in Europe where they practised their profession before immigrating. They created an outstanding architectural ensemble of the Modern Movement in a new cultural context. - in: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1096

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