When it comes to the high life in Tel Aviv, residents of the Mediterranean metropolis need look no further than their own rooftops.
With space always tight in Israel‘s fast-paced economic and entertainment capital, rooftops have been transformed into retreats with thriving outdoor gardens, restaurants, yoga, art and music studios, spaces for krav maga martial arts classes and even guest houses.
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Ana Ashury, a mixed-media artist, stores away her artwork, on her rooftop in Ramat Gan, a suburb of Tel Aviv, November 19, 2017, Israel. She has been living in her place for the last 10 years and has recently begun to work on collages on her rooftop while she works as a video artist most of the time.
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Aviah Morag, 35, relaxes on his rooftop in Yafo, equipped with a small pool, shower and sun loungers, November 10, 2017, Tel Aviv, Israel.
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Soldiers prepare themselves to stand in order in front of the Master Seargant who is checking on their appearance and manner, on the rooftop of the IDF's Galgalatz radio station, January 07, 2018, in Tel Aviv, Israel. This routine takes place twice a week in a location decided by the Master Seargant, and occurs frequently on the station's rooftop.
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Krav Maga instructors Doron Turgeman (L ), 35, and Michael Alimelech (R ), 26, spar with each other as part of their Krav Maga training, on the rooftop of the building in which they give courses, in the city of Givatayim, just East of Tel Aviv, November 29, 2017, Israel.
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People celebrate a birthday party on the rooftop of the 'Speak Easy Bar', October 13, 2017, Tel Aviv, Israel.
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Maayan Saidi, 28, enjoys a cigarette on her rooftop, which is located right next to the Gruzenberg multi-storey car park (left), November 22, 2017, Tel Aviv, Israel. Her brother Idan plans to set up a hydroponic system on the rooftop.
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Hana Wimberly, 26, and Emanuel Cohen, 36, spend their evening together on a shared roof of a building in Yafo, Tel Aviv, November 18, 2017, Israel.
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People participate in a yoga session on the rooftop of the city's municipality building, October 19, 2017, Tel Aviv, Israel.
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Hobby painter Kobi Malul, 31, paints on his rooftop in central Tel Aviv, November 13, 2017, Israel.
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People bath in a swimming pool, which is part of a temporary entertainment park on the rooftop of Azrieli mall during the holidays of Sukkot, October 11, 2017, Tel Aviv, Israel.
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People socialize on the rooftop of the 'Brown Hotel', which serves as a public bar and space for events, October 14, 2017, Tel Aviv, Israel.
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A woman feeds birds on her rooftop, which is her daily sunset ritual, November 20, 2017, in Yafo, Tel Aviv, Israel.
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Alexander Flaschenberg, 60, sits on a chair ontop of a table, to enjoy the view on the sea from his rooftop, November 28, 2017, Tel Aviv, Israel. His rooftop presents a personal haven for him, giving him an opportunity to unwind from his work.
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Emanuel Cohen, 36, takes a shower on his rooftop, which he also uses as a small garden to grow herbs and vegetables, November 24, 2017, in Florentine area, Tel Aviv, Israel. If the weather allows, Emanuel uses the outdoor shower instead of the indoor shower every day.
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Musician Iyar Semel, 38, plays on his Oud in his rooftop garden, where he and his two other flatmates grow herbs and vegetables, November 13, 2017, Florentin, Tel Aviv, Israel.
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Children play at a bar on the rooftop of an Armenian Christian family that has been living in the house since 1945, November 07, 2017, Tel Aviv, Israel.
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Ori Grossbard (R ), 27, and Tomer Lulu (L ), 27, spend their evening together on the rooftop adjacent to Ori's apartment, November 26, 2017, Tel Aviv, Israel.
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Guy Elhadad, 26, enjoys the afternoon sun on his rooftop, November 24, 2017, Tel Aviv, Israel.
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Arieh and Orna Ramot (L-R) watch peacocks on their rooftop, that often find their way to their house after their neighbour feeds them, November 20, 2017, Yafo, Tel Aviv, Israel.
UP ON THE ROOFS IN TEL AVIV When it comes to the high life in Tel Aviv, residents of the Mediterranean metropolis need look no further than their own rooftops. With space always tight in Israel‘s fast-paced economic and entertainment capital, rooftops have been transfor...