Nostalgia Sunday – The Old Train Station is New Again

March 21, 2010 - 6:37 PM by

The Old Train Station in Neve Zedek is a recent and welcome addition to the city’s list of arts and recreation centers.

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The site, built in 1890, was home to the Jaffa-Jerusalem railway, which traveled the distance between the two cities in 3 hours and 50 minutes.

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The building was abandoned for many years but gained a new lease on life when the city decided to turn it into a cultural hotspot (for more, read the ISRAEL21c article).

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The Station complex — also known as HaTahana — is fast becoming a home to photography exhibitions, such as POV – The Israel Photography Exhibition

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This past Thursday night was the opening of Aftershock, a series about the Haiti earthquake’s aftermath by leading photojournalist Ziv Koren. The event was attended by Tel Aviv’s glitterati and while it’s always nice to get a a glimpse of our local beautiful people, there’s no mistaking the star power that is newly revived Station Complex. A definite must-see.

Comments

4 Comments on Nostalgia Sunday – The Old Train Station is New Again

  1. Rabbi Walter Rothschild on Mon, Apr 5th 2010 3:12 PM
  2. I am very pleased to see this project completed – last time I was in Tel Aviv I was forbidden to take any photographs and then got arrested by a guard from Beit HaOsef next door for wandering around the area with a camera!! But as a railway historian and publisher of ‘Harakevet’ I hope to get some good shots of the area and the preserved / restored carriages as well.

  3. Jeff on Fri, Jul 23rd 2010 6:45 PM
  4. Unfortunately the place is not friendly to tourists and non Hebrew speakers. From the main sign outside to their web site all is only in Hebrew.

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