Monday, July 11, 2016

To save the trees at the Jerusalem Boulevard!

Last Friday we met for the our group sketchcrawl at the Jerusalem boulevard in Jaffa. Our sketchcrawl started from the guided tour about the history of this beautiful 100-years old boulevard. We learned about this place, full of layers of history and different cultures influences. The silent witnesses -  tall green trees, giving a great shadow and so unique look to the boulevard - are going to be uprooted soon, because of building there one of the lines of the light train.
By the initiative of Orna Marton, one of our group members, USk Tel Aviv decided to join the struggle for keeping the trees.
Tel Aviv sketchers documented the Jerusalem boulevard, each one from his authentic point of view and small group exhibition, which will be open soon, will help people to rise an awareness about this place and hopefully we will help to save the trees.
warming up at one the coffee shops at the boulevard

huge trunks and small coffee shop at the background

all kinds of people are passing by...
it was hot, but we were brave! ;)

1 comment:

  1. הי מרינה,your sketches are great!!!!!!one cannot but love them, full of humor and athmosphere as they are. YOUR STRUGGLE AGAINST UPROOTING THE TREES OF SDEROT JERUSHSLAJIM IS A HOLY WAR AGAINST THE TELAVIVISATION OF JAFFA - EVEN TOUGH IT MIGHT BE ALSO A FIGHT AGAINST WINDMILLS. BUT THE BRAVE HAVE TO FIGHT THEIR STRUGGLES ALSO, WHEN THERE IS NO CHANCE TO WIN. IN CASE YOU ARE LOOKING FOR ALLIES: MY DAUGHTER IS LIVING NEXT TO SDEROT JERUSHALAJIM. SHE HAS GOT A FIGHTING SPIRIT, SHE LOVES JAFFA, HATES THE TEL AVIVIAN "HITNACHALUT" IN JAFFA (EVEN THOUGH SHE IS A "TZFONIT" HERSELF) AND SHE IS A WELL-KNOWN PERSON AS AN ACTRRSS AND PLAYWRITE. I'LL NOT WRITE HER CONTACT DATES ON THIS BLOG, WHICH EVERYBODY CAN READ. IN CASE YOU WANT TO FIND HER, GOOGLE WILL HELP YOU. I HOPE TO MEET YOU ON MY NEXT ביקור מולדת. DOING SOME URBAN SKETCHING TOGETHER WITH YOU AND THE OTHER ISRAELI SKETCHERS I DON'T KNOW JET
    ד"ש חמה מי מינכן גרשום פון שוורצה

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