I found this incredible mural in the Neve Tzedek area of Tel Aviv, which I learned is one of the older neighborhoods created when modern Tel Aviv began to be settled beyond the old town of Jaffa at the turn of the last century. The streets are filled with a European texture and colors: small cafes and shops, stone buildings and old signs. Completely charming and very lovely.
No matter how far you travel around the world, you are always reminded of the persistence of American popular culture, which I find both reassuring and depressing when I travel. In this case, I thought it would add a nice meta touch if someone added parenthetically, (“Until I Saw Him Talking to a Chair!”)
Janis Margolis FineFebruary 21, 2013 at 2:36 pm
When I lived in Jerusalem the young woman I had come to help me clean my house before Shabbos wanted to know, when I told her my mother-in-law was coming from Memphis, TN for a visit, if she was like Miss Ellie on Dallas? She thought all southern Americans lived on ranches like SouthFork! Dallas was very popular on Israeli TV at the time. Here I was feeling like I was walking 20 ft. above the ground in a Holy state and some Israeli’s were yearning to be in Dallas, TX. So I relate to your experience too.
David MunkFebruary 22, 2013 at 3:47 pm
That is very funny and true. Thank you for your enthusiasm during my trip!