This is only a partial view of my hometown Givatayim, a suburb east of Tel-Aviv, when afternoon light prevailed, from the 33rd floor on Azrieli square-tower.
Most roof-tops have white oblong water-tanks with solar-panels, for boiling hot water with sun energy, an Israeli innovation from the 60th.
The large area with the Cypress trees is not a park, it's a cemetery. The new Givatayim park located where the tallest building on upper right, and another fabulous garden is the green area on far left, see here an opposite view from there.
Pic. taken through a glassed-sealed-window.
RAW converted to JPEG, 16:9 aspect ratio.
Location on map, center of the picture: 32.067, 34.81
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JFS (32459) 2011-09-17 0:41
Nice to see where you are living, it seems a big city: noise, traffic, contamination...I'm used to that too. Fortunately you have the sea very close and I can see green sopts everywhere. Great panoramic. thanks Ike!
dip (23888) 2011-09-17 0:59
a beautiful panoramic view of your hometown taken from an excellent point of view,
good DOF and clarity as well!
rodgerg (55767) 2011-09-17 1:48
A nice large view to this district with a very nice harmony in the colors. An incredible depht with the differents edifices which give a very nice graphic effect.
Have a nice WE,
Bluejeans (64251) 2011-09-17 2:32
Ola Ike ,
Belo ponto de visão alto sobre esta cidade de Givatayim , parece enorme a tua cidade natal , bons detalhes de arquitectura , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom fim de semana
snunney (94993) 2011-09-17 2:40
An expansive cityscape with exceptional detail. Your high vantage point gives a splendid overview of this part of the city.
eldancer1 (35551) 2011-09-17 9:09
I seldom see a picture of Tel Aviv and this presented a great panoramic view of the city. Good lighting and wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-09-17 10:28
A beautiful shot of this part of the city. I like the details captured with sharpness. The image has great depth and clarity.
marcan44 (6307) 2011-09-17 11:45
una panoramica molto bella tua città.
La giornata non mi sembra delle migliori.
Infatti colori non sono molto vividi, forse non era possibile fare meglio con il tipo di luce del momento.
Un caro saluto
baddori (20113) 2011-09-17 14:26
Io andrò in Israele tra 4 anni nella "Domus Galeleae" nel lago "Tiberiade"
Una veduta di una città occidentale europea che deve svolgere un ruolo in medio oriente .
Complimenti per la visione d'insieme.
emka (91544) 2011-09-17 15:22
So it is where you live. Impressive view. it is very big suburb, seems neverending. And all houses are white. Stunning composition. It is great that you have also parks there and the sea not far away. but in summer it must be difficult with hot.
pablominto (53746) 2011-09-17 23:44
An interesting overall view, giving a good impression of the skyline!
The crane in front may symbolize the building activity, and the composition has a fine sense of depth and good details...
pajaran (58009) 2011-09-18 3:41
Lep pogled sa kule na deo grada, lepa fotografija.
Dobar tekst, snimak i kompozicija, gradom dominiraju visoke zgrade i savremena arhitektura.
Prijatno popodne i sve najbolje.
Nice view from the tower of the city, beautiful photos.
A good text, image and composition, a city dominated by tall buildings and modern architecture.
Pleasant afternoon and all the best.
jhm (148786) 2011-09-18 3:58
Congratulations for your 600th picture on TE.
Another nice panorama view about Givatayim.
Nice captured, nice composed too.
Very well done, TFS.
BluSimo (9392) 2011-09-18 14:40
your city is unusual to my eyes, because they are accustomed to the red ones, brown and rose of the Italian cities. also its new aspect is a surprise. the pov from the high it is interesting. thanks for sharing and for yours interesting notes.
clic (16628) 2011-09-18 17:43
Thanks for your kind words Ike.
It's quite a modern busy city you live in, my friend!
And it appears magnificent seen from that high point of view.
I presume the white color predominates as protection against intense heat.
delpeoples (56726) 2011-09-19 3:42
Ciao dear Ike
You like being a bird don't you? Well I enjoy your bird's eye views. There is so much to look at in this scene, your city is quite a metropolis.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day
pierrefonds (63394) 2011-09-21 5:15
The point of view is sending my eyes toward the horizon which is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the buildings. The afternoon light is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
paololg (31448) 2011-09-21 13:44
Ciao dear Ike,
wonderful view, even if partial, of Tel-Aviv, looks like a modern version of San Gimignano! Incredible sharpness until to the skyscrapers more distant on the horizon, despite the haze. A photo to appreciate in every detail. Excellent work, dear friend! Bravo!
Ciao, have a nice Thursday!
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-09-25 22:53
White megalopolis, this is where you live, Ike. I love the format here once again. Where i am at the moment is very dense, but here it seems the density is even higher at where you are. The crane in the foreground symbolizes the growth of the town. It must become very warm during the summer if one could boil water with the way you have described for us. How is it now? Is it still very warm? I hope that you are staying in the comfort of air conditioned environment.
With my very best wishes,
Have a very productive week, Ike
adramad (43159) 2011-12-08 10:40
Un soberbio panorama con una gran profundidad de campo en esta bonita composicion, una zona muy moderna de la ciudad, me gustan los dominantes blancos de la ciudad que se alternan frecuentemente con zonas de arboles.
Cricri (115557) 2012-12-28 10:23
Bon POV en hauteur sur la ville Givatayim, immense, baignant sous une belle lumière, intéressante architecture blanche, belle présentation
Miguel82 (27281) 2013-03-12 12:55
Excellent city view and buildings from a hill,
Good presentation of your own city, good photo note
ourania (41322) 2013-08-21 3:21
Givatayim looks like a very big and busy place, it must be a very important suburb with lots of houses, offices and shops, if this is only a partial view of it. I know this light very well, its the same when you look at Athens from Mount Hymettus. You've achieved great clarity into this sweeping view and managed the strong light very well. There's a striking vibrancy in this picture, very familiar indeed. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
mcmtanyel (19787) 2014-12-29 22:28
I don't know why cypress trees are found abundantly in cemeteries. I actually like cypresses but alas, they are cemetery markers.
Very nice bird's eye view on your hometown. I trust those high rises are earthquake ready.
ChrisJ (109616) 2015-08-30 8:22
Nice to see your local neighborhood. Good sharpness and a superb high pov as you say. Good colour and sharpness and its looks to be a peaceful and prosperous area. The area of trees adds a nice green breathing space. Tfs.
berek (47402) 2015-12-30 20:22
Good morning Ike,
Beautiful high point of view of this town of Givatayim, looks huge your hometown, fine architectural details, congratulations.
Happy new year to you and your family.
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (67291)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-09-11
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-09-17 0:32