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POINT BLANK: JAFFA

Jaffa (also known as Yafo) is the ancient port city out of which Tel Aviv has now grown. Jaffa has, in recent years, like much of South Tel Aviv, been regenerated with the old narrow streets and courtyards becoming another highly desirable part of Tel Aviv’s urban tapestry.

The history of Jaffa is a long one. As of the world’s oldest ports, Jaffa is thought to have been the port from which Jonah left in the story of the Whale! Its long and fascinating history as  strategic port in the Eastern Mediterranean continued until only recently when new ports were built south of Tel Aviv in Ashdod and north in Haifa, to cater for modern-day shipping methods.

Jaffa is a real melting pot of Jewish and Arab populations living and breathing the same closely-packed air. It always feels like Jaffa is in a constant state of flux as people rush about on their daily business.   (source: www.touristisrael.com)

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POINT BLANK: FAMILY BUSINESS

In 1986, Vietnam launched a political and economic renewal campaign (Đổi Mới) that introduced reforms to facilitate the transition from a centralized economy to a “socialist-oriented market economy”. Đổi Mới combined government planning with free-market incentives and encouraged the establishment of private businesses and foreign investment… …by the late 1990s, the success of the business and agricultural reforms ushered in under Đổi Mới was evident. More than 30,000 private businesses had been created, the economy was growing at an annual rate of more than 7%, and poverty was nearly halved.  (source: wikipedia)

 


POINT BLANK: A MEN’S PLAYGROUND

“Nagging and dissatisfied men are the biggest obstacle to successful shopping.”

… so, best you keep them busy and park them on the men’s playground.


POINT BLANK: REMMIDEMMI

…LET IT ALL OUT !!!    …LOUD!


POINT BLANK: KRISTINA

This is Kristina from Moscow. Smart, intelligent and charming. A really nice person. Purser at AEROFLOT airlines.


POINT BLANK: SATURDAY… CARMEL MARKET

..if you have not done your shopping until now … … bad luck, it’s Sabbath


POINT BLANK: TUESDAY… CARMEL MARKET

“The Carmel Market (the Shuk Hacarmel) is the largest market, or shuk, in Tel Aviv. A vibrant marketplace where traders sell everything from clothing to spices, and fruit to electronics, visiting the Carmel Market is a fascinating thing to do in Tel Aviv. The hustle and bustle, vibrant noise, colors and smells, as well as its reputation as the largest authentic Middle-Eastern style shuk in Tel Aviv, all combine to make the Carmel Market a favorite place for everyone from first time tourists visiting the city, to locals who come here to get the freshest fruit and vegetables, and some of the cheapest products in the city. The market can at first appear to be a little intimidating, with so many senses stimulated at once – the sounds of the traders, the smells and flavors of the fresh produce, and sights of so many interesting things at once. ”

(source: Tourist Israel)


POINT BLANK: DINER / VIETNAM

 


POINT BLANK: ….ABOVE US ONLY SKY

 


POINT BLANK: REFLECT !!!

All this nice moments of 2017. A good year.

Thanks for all!

(photos by Victoria, Andrea, Lena and me)


POINT BLANK: кислород / OXYGEN

I met Arina and Alina at my photo exhibition in Russia and they asked me if I would like to do photo shooting during a recording session of their new album. They were still looking for some imagery for the album cover and inlet design of their band кислород  / OXYGEN.

So we met early december at the recording studio. It was so much fun. There was this mood and and this spell of this wonderful studio, that you can’t describe with words. Thank you Alina & Arina for all the fun we had together!

 

 


POINT BLANK: VIETNAM / PEOPLE AT WORK

 


POINT BLANK: MOSCOW CITY

“A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.”

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

 

Overwhelmed and speechless…  …that was how we felt when Andrea and me sneaked through the gorges of the Moscow City skyscrapers on that sunny September day. So many impressions. So many views to capture.

Please see als well Andrea impressions on JETAMELE of our Moscow City double feature.


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POINT BLANK: JERUSALEM / JEWISH QUARTER