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Sunrise photowalk along the new Modiin city center boulevard

Exploring our new city center

Years under construction

I’ve been watching the Modiin city centre slowly take shape over the last four years. I captured the development’s progress on and off in my photographs, many of which are on Flickr

Taking shape

My favourite feature of this boulevard is the center section that runs from the top opposite the municipality, and extends all the way to the bottom where it intersects with another road. It’s a really comfortable space to walk along, and there are water features, seating, and smaller buildings for coffee shops, restaurants, and bars.

Even though the center section seems mostly complete, the buildings on either side are still very much under construction, and it will probably still be some time before those are completed, and occupied.

Although the boulevard seems to be open to pedestrians, it’s still closed to cars (although that didn’t stop a few people from taking a drive through this morning).

Closed for cars

I like this sort of space in a city. It feels more open, comfortable, and I’m looking forward to seeing which stores open there. Mostly, I’m hopeful that we’ll have a few places open on Saturdays when stores are generally closed here in Israel.


I have a few more photos in my Flickr album, here:

Click on the collage to see my full album on Flickr
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Flowers and Construction on a Sunny Spring Morning

I went for a walk this morning to drop off some (long) overdue library books. I took my camera along with me and captured some of the construction in the city.

One of the aspects I like about Spring in our city are these flowers. They only flower for a short time, and I tend to photograph them every year (except, perhaps, last year).

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Constructively featured by VSCO again

I received a nice surprise in my inbox this morning. VSCO has selected two of my photos to feature in curated search results. I’m not too sure what that means and when my photos will appear (or for how long) but it’s great to be featured by VSCO again. Here are my photos:

Construction symbiosis, processed with VSCOcam with m6 preset

 

It was only this big! Processed with VSCOcam with a8 preset

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Modi’in under construction

We live in Modi’in in Central Israel. It is one of the first cities in Israel that was actually planned before being built and it is a terrific city for families with lots of parks and open spaces.

The city is under construction and is going to receive a few upgrades including a new city center and bus station. The process will still take a couple years but the work underway is changing the city’s face already.

We arrived before the construction began so it is fascinating to watch the city transform itself. Of course I can’t help but document some of the process with photos. I walk through much of the area being developed when I make my way to the central train station every day.

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Sandton, a work in progress