Perhaps the best "travel writer" today is Jan Morris. She is an incredible story teller, and her eye for subtle drama is something that creeps up on you in a surprisingly powerful way. Her collective of shorts, The World, is a most incredible work of published goods.
And in The World, Morris writes about Tel Aviv, Israel. She writes that it is a city that looks familiar, like you might recognize someone you know there . . . but not! You're on the Eastern Mediterranean, not New York, Berlin, or Paris. She writes that Tel Aviv is a unique entity of its own, with a look of the West with a soul from the East, mixed and mashed with culture from Jews (from all over) and a Palestinian population that is a wholly different shade altogether.
I recommend buying The World, and taking a look at it . . . but I bring it up because this video (and things that look like it) always seem to remind me of how Morris writes about the Israeli cultural capital: Tel Aviv.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
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Just wow. That's it. Check out this unreal Imax 3D clip. Simply beautiful. It really puts the "holy" back into the Holy Land . . . does it not?