Tel Aviv Piano House The Construction and History of the Community
The piano house stood like a mountain of silence in memory of the people who built this city and made it what it is today. They were a no-stranger planted in this city, they laid the foundations for community in the city and were mostly shamelessly proud. We went to visit Stephen Brown just before the picture that history gives way to an apartment building.
Stephen Brown, Lazy and Early History
I have nothing to write against construction and urban renewal. This is the nature of the world. On the other hand, it is permissible to indulge in a past of which I was not a part. That I learned about him through movies and stories. It is said that he was happy here before I was born. Apparently he was very happy here. And I, who have never belonged to any community, association or social group, certainly not the one who, on the subject of this article, is proud to document, and not in the least, the remnants of the history of the Hebrew city.
Such a bunch in the big picture
I’m not a party type. But I was dragged into a few of these at the piano house. In the end what do I have against some noise, songs I am not familiar with and feline dance moves that leave room for imagination. A huge faded picture was seen at the entrance to the building (see video). Such a bunch. Out of it I immediately recognized two. The Stephen Brown and Eliezer. I did not know them but their love story, against the background of the social darkness in Israel, fascinated me for years.
And today I pass in my car in front of the vast remnants of the history of Allenby Street, this is a difficult time of the cliff of times, of hopelessness. Do not be sensitive or talk about love or the need to write words. But there is little compassion in this street, and beauty that can protect us from the present. And only that delicate piece of history of one man along the street, and the one city left non-stop. Man lost January 2021.
Watch the full video! Documentation of the demolition of Stephen Brown’s house and some more tips on artistic walls in Tel Aviv
Documentation of the demolition of the Stephen Brown Piano House Tel Aviv 2/2020. From my city trip. Renovating Allenby Street, once an area of banks and insurance companies today shopping cheap and good food hotels and accommodation for tourists. Always nostalgia and longing for the Tel Aviv of yesteryear