From a farming village to the backyard of the city, why was Neve Sha'anan established, how did it become a neglected urban space, and what does the future hold in store for it? During the tour, we'll hear about the colorful cosmopolitan atmosphere that has emerged around the neighborhood. We'll also try and understand how a neighborhood whose design was inspired by the Jewish symbol of the menorah (candelabrum) became the backyard of the first Hebrew city. Our tour will begin at Tel Aviv's first power station, where we'll hear how and why the neighborhood was established. We'll proceed from there to the well-known platforms at the Central Bus Station and have a look at the magnificent well that dates back to the period when this area was an orchard. We'll then reach the famous Mercaz movie house, walk along the pedestrian shoe mall and see the diverse communities that now populate the neighborhood.
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