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2011: Rothschild Blvd. and Herzl St. Tel Aviv

To say that this spot would be unrecognizable to someone who has been asleep for the last hundred years would be simply to state the obvious. What else would one expect? Anyway, the comparison is interesting.

The beautiful "Flame of the Wood" trees were added later and are now mature, the roads have been paved, and the traffic is horrendous. If pedestrians today would stroll along the road, as people in the 1911 photo were doing, they would be putting their lives in mortal danger. The view of the sea will never again be seen from this spot since Neve Tzedek is being transformed by high-rise buildings.

Few buildings have made it to their hundredth birthday. However, the Schlousch house is now the Brew House restaurant, and the brave little kiosk is still standing as a sentry on the corner - albeit as an espresso bar. It is probably one of the oldest buildings in the city.

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Taken on June 13, 2011