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Tel Aviv's Flower Carpet


This year marks the 100th anniversary of the city of Tel Aviv. Founded by 60 families, Tel Aviv has grown to be Israel's business capital and home to about 2 million. In honor of this festive occasion Tel Aviv received flowers yesterday. Half a million to be exact. The city of Brussels gave 500,000 flowers to the city of Tel Aviv as a birthday gift. Over a hundred volunteers and a team of designers from Brussels assembled the flowers into a bouquet like no other. It is more like a carpet actually. The design features symbols from Tel Aviv's history, the Middle East, and classic tiles from old, distinguished houses in Tel Aviv. The carpet is a photographers nightmare because from the ground there is no way to get a good, complete shot of the whole design; unless one hired a helicopter perhaps! The array of colors are truly spectacular...just like the friendly generosity of the city of Brussels.


See the camel?

Everyone received a little card with a view of the carpet and a little potted pink petunia. On this picture you can see the complete design.

This guy managed to get better photos than I did:

The carpet was "planted" in Rabin Square which is a memorial to Israel's fifth Prime Minister. The location is the site where he was assassinated in 1995.

Posted by Sarah 2116 14:17

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