A fantastic article (“Last tickets, please”) I found in the Jerusalem Post of August 7 by Sybil Ehrlich about the old Central busstation (Oh, those memories..!!) of Tel Aviv. The Tel Aviv landmark ceased to exist last week. After 68 years (it opened in July 1941) the old Central busstation has been demolished.
I remember it all…this crowded, noisy place, with his shouting and loud music from 10 different small shops. For my bus to Afula (my kibbutz was near Beth Shean) you had to go to one of the side-streets (I never forget this small record-shop on the corner). And then this toilets in this enormous, large ‘brown’ building… I can still ‘smell it’. Behind this ‘brown toilets-building, near the small newspapers (and the first ‘porn’ magazines in Israel ;-) ) vendor, was the always large queue to the Dan’s bus no.4… This was the Middle-East (for us)… What a place!!!
[look at our pictures a few days later! HERE]