Cities with great potential do not need much to become desirable places to live. Failure to maintain and leverage their qualities can rapidly lead to a disaster. Here are 10 definite ways to destroy a city, with Haifa being one of the best cases around.
On the 24th of November 2016, the city of Haifa witnessed its first large scale fire. Its delicate greenery surrendered to extreme dry weather, and flames engulfed buildings burning apartments. Several urban nature spots were completely burned. In this photographed diary I describe my day by day experiences – from the day of the fire to field trips in affected areas.
Once a small intimate hotel with distinguished guests and some “bad luck” incidents. Today an abandoned shattered and battered building, which still holds some clues to its past glory.
For about 50 years, a magnificent hotel and theater complex in Tiberias has been abandoned. Beautiful building details as well as signs of time blend with the views of the Sea of Galilee.
A piece of history no longer existing: Urban Exploration South Sarona Tel Aviv 2006: Vehicle Maintenance Unit and Training Workshop of Ordnance Corps IDF
The “Carmelit” is Haifa’s underground funicular, linking the lower city (“Downtown”) at sea level and the Carmel Center at 274 meters above sea level. In July 2015, the main cable of the system was replaced. Watch a video and still photos of the process.
A unique snow video and photo gallery from places that seldom see snow in Israel: Yotvat (Yodfat) ridge, the settlement of Hararit and Laura (Lavra) Netofa.
An unusual weather system brought significant amounts of snow to the mountain ridges of Samaria. In this presentation we shall tour the snowy Samaria and get familiar with its landscapes and settlements.
Spring is at its peak, and it’s rush hour in a Lower Galilee ants colony. Watch a video of the enthusiastic workers
Haifa Trail was initiated as an urban trek, but the trail is more than that – as it identifies and leverages Haifa’s essence or “DNA”, it serves as an important platform for various urban aspects, such as: city branding, community empowering, framework for sport and culture activities and a potential to significantly contribute to the local economy.
Haifa Trail was inaugurated, as Thomas Fietz, a Trail Runner from Germany, completed the 70 Kilometers of the trail in 15 hours, divided to two days. Thomas was the first to complete the whole trail, the first tourist on the trail, and the first to run it.
A winter day in the middle of the spring brought a thunder stormy morning to Haifa. After half an hour a white blanket of hail covered the neighborhood followed by gushing water filling the small, usually dry, streams draining the slopes.
Dozens of firefighting airplanes from Israel and other countries took part in the efforts to extinguish the largest forest fire in Israel’s history. Kudos to the amazing pilots and gratitude to the supportive countries
A rare flood event in the Red Canyon of Eilat Mountains occurred on January 18th, 2010. Watch pictures from this staggering colorful event.
Watch a magnificent starling aerobatics show, as the birds gather for night sleep near Beer Sheva municipality building.
Watch a rare documentation of a flash flood in Wadi (Nahal) David in Ein Gedi Reserve, The Judean Desert, Israel.
A unique documentation of a the Negev Mountain area covered with snow. Snow in this area statistically falls only twice a decade!
Flowing streams of North Israel in the winter. Watch a water celebration in Parod, Oren, Orvim, Shagur and the Jordan river.