Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College


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Spring 3-1980


The Tel Aviv Beach was developed into a resort after it’s economic potential was realized by Mayor Dizengoff in the 1930s. Originally the development was to follow the Gruenblatt plan, which followed the Geddes plan for the city, but planned to develop the area as a tourist destination. The plan was ultimately scrapped, but the beach was developed to increase economic activity in the city. This photograph shows the draw of the beaches as well as the Tel Aviv Marina, which caters towards tourists rather than locals.


See Smolski Image: Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv Marina for an almost identical shot but with much less beach traffic.

Hatuka, Tali. Violent Acts and Urban Space in Contemporary Tel Aviv. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2010) pp. 103-105 (

accessed October 20, 2011)


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Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, MSS-0041, Special Collections, James P. Adams Library, Rhode Island College.


tourism, marina, city planning, aerial, waterfront, beaches