Tel Aviv vs Paris

April 1, 2013

Tel Aviv vs Paris, City Spikes

Tel Aviv vs. Paris is an on going photography project I’m shooting. These are two cities I visit quite often and observe them as an outsider.

I must admit that I was very inspired by Vahram Muratyan’s project ‘Paris vs New York, a tally of two cities’ so I decided to pull my photographic eye into it and see what comes up. I’m choosing a phrase/a location or a word (in bold) and see how it interacts in these two cities.

Image above: City Spikes  Notre Dame vs. Dizingoff Center Tower

Tel Aviv vs Paris

Image above: Common Bread Cheese Rolls at Du Pain et des Idees vs. Soft Bagels at Abu-Lafia

Water Fronts  Tel Aviv Hilton beach vs. La Seine

Image above: Water Fronts Tel Aviv Hilton Beach vs. La Seine

Young Love  Notre Dame vs. Rabin Square

Image above: Young Love  Sitting along the Seine and watching the Notre Dame vs. Sitting in front of a pool in Rabin Square

Vintage Books, Paris vs Tel Aviv

Image above: Vintage Old Books along the Seine vs. Old Postcards in Jaffa’s Flea Market

cafe, Tel Aviv vs Paris

Image above: Coffee Break  Quai de l’Hôtel de Ville vs. Rotschild Blvd

Tel Aviv vs Paris, City Overview

Image above: City Overview Montmartre vs. Tel Aviv Beach Front

Tel Aviv vs Paris, Holly Places, Notre Dame

Image above: Holly Places The Big Synagogue in Alenbi st. vs. The Notre Dame

Tel Aviv vs Paris, Street Art, Know Hope, Jef Aerosol

Image above: Street Art Know Hope vs. Jef Aerosol

Tel Aviv vs Paris, Trendy neighborhood

Image above: Trendy Hoods Gan Hachasmal vs. Canal st. Martin

Tel Aviv vs Paris, Columns  The Big Synagogue in Alenbi st. vs. The Pantheon

Image above: Columns The Big Synagogue in Alenbi st. vs. The Pantheon

Tel Aviv vs Paris, Shoes

Image above: Shoes  Window Display in Rue Rue Saint-Honoré. vs. Designer’s Studio in South of Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv vs Paris, Business Center, Azrieli Towers, business district of La Défense.

Image above: Business Centers  Business District of La Défense. vs. Azrieli Towers

Tel Aviv vs Paris, Night Lights, Agam fountain

Image above: Night Lights  The Notre Dame vs. Agam Fountain in Dizingoff Square

Tel Aviv vs Paris, Lucky Charm

Image above: Lucky Charms Padlocks on Pont l’Archevêché vs. Hamsa in Shuk Hakarmel

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  • Reply Lindsey April 2, 2013 at 6:37 am

    I love this! Such an interesting dichotomy but BOTH are appealing (probably Tel Aviv even more so right now with these persistently cold temps in Paris!)

    • Reply Sivan April 2, 2013 at 1:41 pm

      Lindsey, can’t wait for you to visit Tel AViv

  • Reply Mireille April 2, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Great concept and beautiful photos as always! I’ve always been kind of scared of going to Israel because of the conflict but from your photos Tel Aviv looks like a place I must definitely check out.

    • Reply Sivan April 2, 2013 at 1:40 pm

      Thanks Mireille,
      Tel Aviv is a great city

  • Reply tina @ colourliving April 5, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Very nice idea. Having been to both many times, it’s great to see how far Tel-Aviv has come…. well, Paris will always be Paris:-)

    • Reply Sivan April 5, 2013 at 7:49 pm

      Thanks Tina. Indeed, we will always have Paris

  • Reply Judith April 5, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Tel Aviv was already on top of my travel wishlist, but this makes me want to go there right NOW :)

    • Reply Sivan April 6, 2013 at 4:52 am

      Thanks Judith. Hop on a plane. Only 4 hours from Paris. Love your blog, by the way

  • Reply יוכבד April 6, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    איזה יופי.

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  • Reply Jean-Laurent April 8, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    Love the idea, love the execution !

    • Reply Sivan April 8, 2013 at 7:08 pm

      Merci Jean Laurent

  • Reply Theresa April 11, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Absolutely love this idea of your post and it is so interesting to look at! Want to go to both places right away. And of course it sparked a few ideas for sisterMAG right away ;).

    Talk to you soon. Just working on the Venice article!
    Yours, Thea

    • Reply Sivan April 11, 2013 at 7:21 pm

      Thanks Thea. Can’t wait to do a Berlin-Tel Aviv visual :-)

  • Reply J May 26, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Truly an amazing post! I loved every single photo in this post! :)

  • Reply julie June 5, 2013 at 7:03 am

    beautiful photos and comparison… knowing both cities and loving the differences and similarities.

    • Reply Sivan June 5, 2013 at 7:58 am

      Thanks Julie

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