I think I could have never noticed the occasional street art piece, hidden in the midst of tired-looking urban rush, had I not traveled to the other side of the world.
Maybe never is too big of a word, it likely is, yet travel has sure helped me rediscover nearby treasures. It has opened my eyes to the excitement of parking lots in New Zealand and Colorado – and electricity cabinets in Netanya, Israel. I open my eyes more. I see more. I’m in discovery mode almost always.
As you travel through the streets of central Tel-Aviv, you will see old buildings that might look as though they threaten to collapse. It costs a fortune to live there, it’s one of the most expensive locations of the country, yet it is not because of the buildings’ beauty.
Tel-Aviv is about parties and social justice protests and culture and art, and if you look closely, you will find art looking back from various corners. Its surrounding cities – like Holon and Bat-Yam – are often nicknamed Tel-Aviv’s suburbs. They, too, will surprise you, if you let them, with the occasional piece of street art.
Have you ever been to Tel-Aviv? Did you notice the art?