The White City Tel Aviv – Finding a Suitable Rental Apartment in Tel Aviv

White-City-Tel-AvivThe White City Tel Aviv derives its name from the historic white buildings that have already been declared by the UNESCO as part of the world heritage site. Founded in the 1930s, the White City has continued to grow and today boasts as one the highly developed metropolitan areas in Tel Aviv. The 20th century European architectural buildings are part of the reason why the city attracts thousands of tourists every year.

When traveling to Tel-Aviv by air, the port of entry is Ben Gurion Airport. With plenty of international flights going into and out of Tel Aviv, rest assured that you will be able to reach this rich Middle Eastern city with extreme ease. The security at the airport and around the city is also above par, thus giving you the peace of mind that you will be safe at all times when in White City Tel Aviv for business or vacation.

Tel Aviv Apartment Rentals

There are plenty of historic walking areas as well as picturesque architectural buildings thus making it one of the best places to get an apartment rental Tel Aviv. The Rothschild Avenue and Kalisher Street are just but examples of places where you can find a great apartment for rental at an affordable price. Besides proximity to a book store where you can read all about the history, culture and traditions of Tel Aviv, the streets are also close to some of the historic sites that have defined Tel-Aviv

There are numerous options available to you when looking for an apartment rental Tel Aviv. For example, you can choose to stay in:

–          A serviced apartment thus eliminating the stress of shopping for and buying household appliances and furniture.

–          A luxury vacation rental in Tel Aviv which will provide you with virtually all the amenities provided by serviced apartments.

Still, there is the option of renting an apartment and then furnishing it with your own furniture, appliances and other décor items. The options listed above are ideal for tourists and business men looking for short-term apartment rentals in Tel Aviv.

The cost of renting holiday apartments in Tel Aviv can range from as low as $50.00 per night to as high as $300.00 per night. The difference in pricing will hinge on several factors such as facilities which may include AC, Wi-Fi connection, parking spaces, number of rooms, access to balcony and availability of elevator.

There are also plenty of flats to rent in Tel Aviv and these usually suit people who are planning to stay in Tel Aviv for a long time. As is the case with short-term apartments in Tel Aviv, there are certain factors that you need to bear in mind when searching for a suitable flat for rental in Tel Aviv. For example, how far is the flat from the CBD (Central Business District)? What are the different types of amenities around the apartment rental Tel Aviv? For example, are there supermarkets, clinics and schools?

Things to While in White City Tel Aviv

There are plenty of things that you can do while in Tel Aviv ranging from a day at the Palmach Museum to a visit to the Yitzhak Rabin Center. The Tel Aviv Museum of Art and the Old Tel Aviv Port area are a must visit area for any tourist before leaving the White City of Tel Aviv.

Impressionism refers to a type of painting that was developed way back in the 19th century. According to studies, impressionism has its roots in Paris, France. Impressionism as a type of art was made popular as a result of strings of individual exhibitions that were hosted by impressionists. At the time, impressionism was greatly opposed by the Orthodox Church as well as traditional art society. However, with time, impressionism has managed to develop into one of the most essential forms of art. As is the case with other types of arts, impressionism has evolved over the years. Unfortunately, this article will not look at the different types of impressionism, but will focus on 10 of the greatest impressionists of all time.

#1: Claude Monet

Born in 1840, Claude Monet is regarded as the greatest impressionist of all times. As a matter of fact, Claude Monet is considered as the founding father of the French Impressionist Movement. If you are an art aficionado, especially impressionist art, then you’ll agree that majorities of modern impressionists draw their inspiration from Claude Monet.

Some of the memorable works done by Claude Monet include:

–  The Woman in the Green Dress.

– Sunrise

#2: Edgar Degas
Born in 1834, Edgar Degas is another French artist who is largely regarded as one the greatest impressionists that ever lived. Edgar Degas was not only well-known for his paintings, but sculptures. Alongside Claude Monet, he was one of the members that started Impressionist Movement. His mastery was clearly displayed in his paintings that showed movements. Perhaps, most people remember Edgar Degas for the depth portrayed in his paintings which showcases human physiology. Majorities of his paintings focused on female nudity.

#3: Edouard Manet Edouard Manet was born in 1832 in Paris, France. According to historians, he came from a wealthy family. Edouard Manet is credited for having been among the first impressionists to depict contemporary-life subjects. The Luncheon on the Grass and Olympia are some of the famous paintings that Edouard Manet did.

#4: Camille Pissaro Camille Pissaro was born in the tiny island of St. Thomas. To his peers, he was known as the ‘dean of impressionist artistes’. He attained this tag as a result of having been the oldest artiste in his category as well as his caring and humble nature. Consequently, a number of impressionists at the time viewed him as a father figure. His paintings were unique since he painted subjects in their ordinary environment. Unlike other artists at the time, he did not add embellishments so as to enhance his painting.

#5: Paul Cezanne Born in 1839, Paul Cezanne was a huge influence when it came to impressionism. It is widely believed that he started the form of art that bore repetitive and noticeable brushstrokes. Paul Cezanne is the one who inspired the famous painting of Picasso. Furthermore, it is believed that Paul Cezanne was the one who created a connection between Impressionism and Cubism.

#6: Pierre-Auguste Renoir  Pierre-Auguste Renoir was the artist who played a key role in the creation of impressionist form of art. His paintings mainly focused on the female splendor and sensuality. According to historians, paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir were among the first to be showcased at the first autonomous Impressionist Exhibition that was hosted in Paris, France in the year 1874.  

#7: Frederic Bazille  Frederic Bazille was well known for his paintings that depicted the outdoors also commonly referred to as en plein air in French. Besides painting, Frederic also studied medicine. However, he focused on impressionism after having failed in the medical examination. Having come from an affluent family, Frederic tried to assist other impressionist artist showcase their works.

#8: Alfred Sisley  Alfred Sisley was famous for his impressionist landscape paintings. In contrast to other impressionist artists whose paintings depicted human figures, Alfred Sisley concentrated on landscape painting. As was the case with majorities of artists then, Alfred Sisley’s works were never recognized until his demise. Whereas Alfred Sisley was a prolific British impressionist artist, he was born in France.

#9: Berthe Morisot Berthe Morisot is one of the few women impressionist artistes whose works are still revered to date. Some of her paintings were showcased at the renowned Salon de Paris. Nonetheless, in spite of not having most of her works displayed at major art exhibitions around France she managed to become one of the first impressionists whose works of arts were displayed in an art exhibition that was hosted in Paris, France in 1874.

#10: Mary Cassatt Whereas Mary Cassatt was born in the United States, major part of her life was spent in France. She contributed to the impressionist movement after having met Edgar Degas in Paris, France. Her paintings portrayed the personal and social lives of women who were living in the 19th century.

10 Most Famous Paintings of all Time

Art collectors from all over the world spend millions of dollars annually in acquiring some of the most famous paintings of all times. Then again, it is important to point out that just because a particular painting is costly does not mean that it is famous. Some of the most famous paintings are priceless. They are hanged in museums for everyone to see. Listed herein, are some of the 10 most famous paintings of all time.

#1: Mona Lisa

Chances are that you guessed Mona Lisa as the famous painting of all time. Leonardo da Vinci is credited for having painted Mona Lisa. The painting was done during the Renaissance in Florence. It is believed that the painting was started in the year 1503 and completed in 1519. The painting portrays Lisa Del Giocondo, who was from an affluent household in Florence.

Unfortunately, the painting was stolen in 1911 by an employee at the Louvre. Being an Italian, he believed that Mona Lisa should be returned to Italy where it truly belonged and not France. He managed to conceal the painting in his apartment for close to 2 years. However, the long arm of the law finally caught up with him when he attempted to sell it to a Gallery in Florence.

#2: Starry Night

Vincent van Gogh was the famous Dutch artist who painted the Starry Night. While Van Gogh might have only sold a single painting, his thoughts and brilliance are still depicted in the Starry Night. In addition to being one of the most famous paintings of all times, Starry Night is reputed for being one of the popular images in contemporary culture.

Starry Night depicts a small village in the city of Saint-Remy beneath a swirling sky. Unknown to most people is that the village is being viewed at an angle from an asylum.

#3: The Last Supper

This 15th century mural canvas was done by Leonardo da Vinci. It covers the entire rear wall of the banquet hall at the famous monastery of Santa Maria in Milan. The painting depicts the scenery of the last supper as Jesus and his disciples per took the last meal. Work on The Last Supper was started in 1495 and completed in 1498.

#4: The Creation of Adam

The Creation of Adam can be found on the ceiling of Sistine Chapel. This famous painting was done by Michelangelo. Michelangelo begin working on the painting begun in the year 1508 and ended in 1512. The painting was commissioned by Pope Julius II. The Creation of Adam is one of the most popular works of art during the High Renaissance.

#5: Guernica

Guernica was done by Pablo Picasso and still remains as one of the best paintings ever done by Picasso. The painting depicts tragedies of war as well as the sufferings inflicted on people as a result of a war. The painting was done by Pablo Picasso with an aim of attracting the attention of the world when Germans bombed the small town of Basque in Guernica. The painting was completed in the year 1937.

#6: The Girl with a Perl Earring

The Girl with a Perl Earring is also commonly known as the “Dutch Mona Lisa”. This famous painting was done by Johannes Vermeer. In spite of having painted one of the most famous paintings in the world, there is little that is known about Johannes Vermeer and his paintings. The painting is not dated, and as such it is not known when the painting was commissioned. Above all, it is still a mystery as to who commissioned this painting. According to historians, The Girl with a Perl Earring was meant as a traditional portrait.

#7: The Scream

The Series is a basically a sequence of prints and expressionists that was done by a well-known Norwegian artist. The painting portrays a tormented figure against a backdrop of crimson sky. The Scream was commissioned in 1893 and is currently displayed at the National Gallery of Norway.

#8: Night Watch

The Night Watch was completed in the year 1642. The painting was done at the height of Dutch Golden Age. The painting which was done by well-known Rembrandt van Rijn showcases a city guard that is moving out.

#9: Water Lilies

The painting is a sequence of roughly 250 oil paintings. The painting was done by famous impressionist, Claude Monet. According to historians, the painting showcases Claude Monet’s garden and was one of the key paintings that was done in the sunset years of his life.

#10: The Birth of Venus

The painting was created by Sandro Botticelli between 1485 and 1487. The painting portrays the goddess of Venus arising from the ocean while riding on a shell. As is the case with the Girl with Pearl Earrings, it is not known who commissioned the painting. The location where the painting was done is also a mystery.

Chinese Economy vs. US Economy

Red Mao vs. GreenbackWho needs the other more, the US or China? While the US has continually stated that its economy is solid, available facts have proved otherwise. Today, China is the principal bearer of the US government debt.

Why is China so important to the US economy?

The United States need China for 2 main reasons:

–          China is the leading source of low-cost factory-made goods.

–          China is the prime holder of the federal government debt.

Nobody thought much of the Chinese economy two decades ago. As a matter of fact, a majority of people thought that the Japanese economy would eclipse the US economy. However, this is not the case as the Chinese are fast rising and taking over the world.

China has managed to liberalize its economy since the 70s. The nation is not only open to foreign investors, but is also assertively following economic growth. While China is still a fairly poor nation, globalization has enabled the coastal regions to develop by leaps and bounds.

What makes China important to the US economy?

Each time Chinese manufacturers transport their merchandizes to the US, they are paid in US dollars. They then give these dollars to their government in exchange for Chinese Yuan. In return, the Chinese government uses the US dollars to purchase US Treasury debts. Consequently, China has become the biggest sole proprietor of Treasury debt. By opting to invest so much cash in treasury bonds, the Chinese government has singlehandedly managed to minimize the interest rates which the US government has to pay.

The million dollar question therefore is, “Will China have a say in US matters in a few years to come?”