Sights of Tel Aviv

Take a tour of Tel Aviv to see Carmel Street Market, St. Peter's Church, Jaffa, Rabin Square, the Mediterranean Sea and more.

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Dome of the Rock
Dome of the Rock

Dome of the Rock

Women ascend the steps to the Dome of the Rock. Built more than 1,300 years ago, the shrine stands as Islam’s third-holiest site. Competing religious beliefs make it the world’s most hotly debated piece of land. At its center is the Foundation Stone -- the spot where believers say Mohammad ascended to heaven; and where, for Jewish believers, the ancient Temple’s Holy of Holies stood. 960 1280

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Old City of Jerusalem

Old City of Jerusalem

A mix of old and new architecture, the big standout of the Jerusalem skyline is the golden roof of the Dome of the Rock. Over the millennia the city has fallen under various hands (Jewish, Babylonian, Roman, Christian, Muslim); its current walls were built in the 1500s by Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent. Naturally, with so many competing histories, fueled by impassioned belief, the question of who owns what is never far behind. 960 1280

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Jerusalem's Best Hummus?

Jerusalem's Best Hummus?

You decide at Abu Shurki. This “hummusiyya” (hummus restaurant), located at the intersection of Via Dolorosa and al-Wad road in East Jerusalem, has been operating as a family business for the past 6 decades. Its hummus has been praised by locals and international media alike for being some of the city's best. 960 1280

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Ben Yehuda Street

Ben Yehuda Street

In the heart of downtown Jerusalem, Ben Yehuda is the major street to see. Closed to vehicles, the street is home to souvenir shops, pizzerias, cafes and street musicians -- like this man, jamming to the beat of his spiritual hero, the 18th-century Nachman of Breslov, of Ukraine. The street itself is named for Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, the founder of Modern Hebrew. 960 1280

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Damascus Gate

Damascus Gate

Enter the bustle of Jerusalem’s Old City through Damascus Gate. The gate, in its current form, was built in the 1537, under the rule of Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Suleiman the Magnificent. The gate is built upon the remains of an earlier structure, constructed in the 2nd century, under the rule of Roman Emperor Hadrian. 960 1280

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Going the Same Way?

Going the Same Way?

Israel’s diverse panoply of Jewish life is often visible in everyday moments. Here, an Ultra-Orthodox man looks to one side, and Israeli soldiers to another, as they all wait for a rail line. Unlike other segments of Jewish society, Israel’s ultra-orthodox, known as haredim, do not serve in the military, leading to considerable debate within the country and beyond. 960 1280

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The Western Wall

The Western Wall

Cover up! Located in the Old City of Jerusalem, the Western Wall, or “Kotel” in Hebrew, is a remnant of the ancient wall that surrounded the Jewish Temple’s courtyard. For 2,000 years this wall has endured as a place where seekers come to offer prayers, slipping notes between its ancient stones. Before you approach the wall, Orthodox practitioners may kindly help you cover up. 960 1280

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First Station Complex

First Station Complex

High-five! A young mother enjoys a Sunday afternoon with her sons at First Station Complex. Located on the grounds of Jerusalem’s original railway station (closed for good in 1998) this entertainment hub is one of the city’s top places for food and culture, with attractions like farmers’ markets, a designer’s fair and plenty of kiddie fun. 960 1280

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Jerusalem Light Rail

Jerusalem Light Rail

Staking its claim as a 21st-century city, Jerusalem is now home to a light rail line. The line was completed in 2010, following 8 years of construction (and accompanying debate over possible damage to archaeological finds, most notably a Roman-Jewish settlement, dating to 70 C.E.). Today, the line spans nearly 9 miles, and trains operate at a speed of 50 mph. 960 1280

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Mahane Yehuda Market

Mahane Yehuda Market

Friday mornings are the time to see Mahane Yehuda in action. This bustling marketplace, known as “The Shuk,” is home to more than 250 vendors selling fresh fruits, vegetables, wines, nuts, breads and pastries like rugelach, pictured. Families load up bags with produce, then head home to prepare it all for the Sabbath. As the sun sets, streets fall empty and quiet; it's a vibe you won't find anywhere else in the world on a Friday evening. 960 1280

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Schindler’s List

Schindler’s List

Just outside the walls of the Old City, on a hill known as Mount Zion, is the final resting place of Oskar Schindler. The German industrialist who saved 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust, or “Shoah,” in Hebrew, was laid to rest here in 1974; a tree is also planted in Schindler and his wife’s honor at Yad Vashem, Israel’s national memorial to the two-thirds of European Jews who perished in the Holocaust. 960 1280

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Tomb of the Prophets

Tomb of the Prophets

Behind this unassuming gate lies the Tomb of the Prophets. Located on the Mount of Olives, the catacomb that lies below is, according to Jewish and Christian Biblical traditions, the final resting place of the ancient prophets Haggai and Zechariah. A local guide, Jamil, has the key to the gate; he’ll let you in, and light candles for a photo-op below, but a gratuity is appreciated. 960 1280

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Chapel of the Ascension

Chapel of the Ascension

A woman rests her hand in one of Christianity’s holiest sites – the right footprint of Christ. Located on the Mount of Olives, Ascension Rock, as it’s called, is found within the Chapel of the Ascension. First built in 390 A.D. and again in 1150 A.D., the chapel houses the exact spot where, according to Christian tradition, the incarnate Christ last touched the Earth before ascending to heaven. 960 1280

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Church of the Holy Sepulcher

Church of the Holy Sepulcher

Light shines through the dome of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Cherished by believers as the spot where Jesus was crucified, the church has been one of the most important pilgrimages for Christians for at least 1,500 years. Today, the church serves as the headquarters of the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, signifying the important role the Eastern Orthodox Church plays in preserving Jerusalem's Christian heritage. 960 1280

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Mount of Olives

Mount of Olives

Orthodox Jewish men pray at the grave of a spiritual leader. The grave is among the 150,000 found on the Mount of Olives. In ancient times, olive groves covered this mountain ridge overlooking Jerusalem’s Old City. Among the graves is that of Shlomo Goren, one of Israel’s leading rabbis of his day, who blew a ram’s horn at the Western Wall following the capture of East Jerusalem in 1967. 960 1280

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Bloomfield Park

Bloomfield Park

In a city where divisions are sometimes palpable, this West Jerusalem park offers an unexpected reprieve. Here, Jewish and Arab children splash around in a shared fountain -- the Lions’ Fountain, as it's called, which was a gift from Germany in 1989. Catching a glimpse of this moment makes any trip to Jerusalem worth it. 960 1280

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Julie Henderson and Israel
Israel

Israel

Julie Henderson: “Israel was one of the sexiest shoots I’ve been on. There is something very mysterious about Israel. Being in Israel with gorgeous swimsuits and surrounded by historic ruins made the trip completely surreal.” 960 1280

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Spain

Spain

Ariel Meredith: “The sexiest shoot location would have to be Spain. Flamencos dancing in the background while you shoot is pretty sexy! But being in the Bahamas for body painting was the icing on the cake … we were NUDE ... sexy, sexy!” 960 1280

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Zambia

Zambia

Genevieve Morton: “My sexiest shoot location was in Zambia, because it brought out my wild side and pushed me to limits I didn’t think I could go to. However, Australia also challenged me because it was simple enough to bring about a sex appeal that was raw and new.” 960 1280

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Kaui, Hawaii

Kaui, Hawaii

Emily DiDonato: “I would say Kauai, Hawaii, because it has a lot of beautiful rural land that meets the water. I shot at the beach and also deep in the forest and it felt really wild and untouched, which I thought was sexy.” 960 1280

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Whitehaven Beach, Australia

Whitehaven Beach, Australia

Natasha Barnard: “Without a doubt Whitehaven Beach in Australia. We got there by seaplane and I can’t even begin to describe how magical it was. It’s like a deserted island with baby-powder sand and it’s right on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Humidity and wet sand made this shoot really sexy!” 960 1280

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Guilin, China

Guilin, China

Jess Gomes: “Guilin, China, was my sexiest shoot to date … it felt so surreal and the light was beautiful and misty. The backdrop was perfection and really gave me the feeling of being a sexy goddess!” 960 1280

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Namibia

Namibia

Adaora: “My sexiest shoot location was in Namibia. One of the shots involved me wearing a tiny 2-piece bikini in bed, which was situated near the balcony of a tented lodge. The walls were rolled up so I basically had an open backdrop of red sand, swaying brush, magnificent hills, the radiant sun and even a few wildlife! So sexy!” 960 1280

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St. Lucia

St. Lucia

Hannah Davis: “Sexiest shoot location had to be St. Lucia. The beaches were stunning and secluded! The pitons made the perfect backdrop! Reminds me of where I grew up in the Virgin Islands.” 960 1280

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Jessica Perez: “Costa Rica because I was in the rainforest surrounded by everything incredible that nature has to offer, so it was easy to get lost in the moment.” 960 1280

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Zambia

Zambia

Irina Shayk: “Every year, the locations get sexier and sexier. It was Zambia last year and I had to get wild, handling a cheetah on a leash and surrounded by wild zebras. Shooting in Spain this year, it was a beautiful and steamy 120 degrees. Regardless of the location, you can’t help but feel sexy because all you wear is a small bikini!” 960 1280

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Exuma, Bahamas

Exuma, Bahamas

Anne V: “The sexiest location I have ever shot in was while body painting in Great Exuma, Bahamas. There’s nothing more beautiful and sexy than miles and miles of the whitest sand, warm turquoise water and the most spectacular sunsets! This paradise definitely brings out your inner beauty and sex appeal.” 960 1280

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