Wednesday, May 03, 2006


The old Technion (College of Technology) in Haifa is one of the most impressive buildings in Israel. Its miniature is on the Mini Israel Park, which proves my point. Renowned German Jewish architect Alexander Baerwald designed it as a combination of east and west and Jewish motifs. Work began in 1914 and ended in 1924...

What attracted me to write about this building was the big Star of David high above the entrance. Albert Einstein was the Technion first president and he planted a palm tree in front of the building in 1923.