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Tel Aviv's Flower Carpet

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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.

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See the camel?

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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:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/yoavlerman/

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.
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Posted by Sarah 2116 14:17

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