It’s a cosmopolitan gay and straight crowd who inhabit Tel Aviv with an air of laissez-faire typical of any western city of well educated, financially secure, professional singles or partnered adults with more on their minds than sexual orientation. Here a observer can see gay and lesbian folks, among countless straight folk pushing baby strollers, walking their dogs, sitting on benches reading a book, riding bikes, chatting and walking or stopping for a coffee at one of the kiosks.
At the seaside end of the Boulevard, along the beach, people stroll along the sea promenade, the Tayelet. Bikers, joggers, tourists, children and the elderly community in Tel Aviv, all enjoy this paved boardwalk with its sea view and well situated benches.
On Sunday (the day after the sabbath) military personnel return to their camps via train, turning the Tel Aviv station in the morning into a virtual encampment.
Finally, at the Ben Gurion international airport thousands come and go daily, war or no war (last 7 photos).
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