Tour Locations | The White City

  • LOCATION 8 | The White City

    Gnesin Street

    Gnesin Street on Tel Aviv audio tour The White City

    Continue along Gnesin Street.

    As you walk, I'll tell you about the Ficus trees - those giant trees ahead on your left. When the British came to the Land of Israel in 1917, they were probably struck by the hot weather. In the following years, they took care of that by planting trees originating in British colonies in Asia.

    These jungle-like trees do give a lot of shade, but they come at a high price. From their branches, the Ficus trees send down air-roots, and nothing will stand in their way. Cracking the pavement, blowing up sewer pipes... The Tel Aviv Municipality is still cursing the British for what they've done.

    Keep going.

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