Upper Haifa

32.807,+34.987

Our lodging for the night was the Dan Panorama in Haifa. The city is largely built on a steep hillside leading down to the sea. The port is historically important and is still the center of a significant amount of Israel's trade and industrial activity. However, as our tour guide noted, in Israeli cities the higher areas (such as where our hotel was) are generally more residential upscale, while the lower area tend to be more industrial and working class.

If Tel Aviv is Israel's version of New York, Haifa is its San Francisco.

My morning jog allowed me to do a bit of exploration, but the hilly topography and confusing streets dissuaded me from venturing too far. The hotel was more 1970's era architecture, although the park across the street was fairly pleasant.

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Haifa
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Bus stop
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Dan Panorama Hotel
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Checking in
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Checking in
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Changing dollars for shekels
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Dinner
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Dinner
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Hillside houses
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Looking downhill to the bay
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Plaza
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Plaza
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Ha'em Garden
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Park entrance
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Amphitheatre
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Vending area
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Park path
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Carousel
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Picnic area
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Dan Panorama
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Panorama Center
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Panorama Center
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Park
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Haifa Masonic Temple
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Haifa
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Haifa
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Confusing street painting
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Hotel room