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Forgotten Places

(June 19–27, 2010)

Jim Cole

Forgotten Amidst Re-growth

Uri Cogan

Then and Now

Haifa, Israel

June 19, 2010

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I was born and grew up in Haifa, Israel (then Palestine).

At the turn of the 20th Century Haifa was a tiny fishing village but following the First World War, under British rule and with increased Jewish immigration it grew into a major port, an industrial centre, a terminus for the Iraqi oil pipeline and a British naval base.

During the war of 1948 many of the Arab residents fled but a good number remained. Haifa is mentioned often as a model of peaceful co-existence between Jews and Arabs. its population today is over a quarter million people. The Bahá'í World Centre (comprising the Shrine of the Báb, terraced gardens and administrative buildings) is on Mount Carmel's northern slope, and is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The archival images are from various collections, from about 1907 to the 1940s.
For more info about Haifa:

Nikon D80, Nikkor 10.5mm lens, Adobe Photoshop, PTGui Pro, Pano2VR.

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