Boats at the old Jaffa port
Jaffa has been an important portside city in what is now Israel since the Bronze Age, and was the scene of various stories from the Bible.
Jonah, of "Jonah and the Whale" fame, began his journey here, swallowed by the whale. This was also the site where St. Peter began to preach to Gentiles, according to the Bible. It was also here where the cedars of Lebanon for Solomon's Temple were received.
Jaffa is blessed with a deep port which has allowed the city to thrive since pre-biblical times. The harbor has been in use for nearly three millennia, and may be the oldest continuously used port in the world. It is now used mostly for recreational purposes, although it is home to a few small fishing vessels.
A hanging tree
This is a hanging orange tree, a successor to the original installation by Ran Morin, an environmental sculptor. The original installation was completed in 1993 and held a larger orange tree, according to Morin's website.
The tree is meant to pose questions about the nature of existence, according to the site: "Can uprooted existence, established so definitely through international economics, communication & technology produce a new, lighter genuine aesthetic?" Morin writes. "My 'growing sculptures' do not try to answer these questions. They rather show a 'rooted-uprooted' state while going on living, much as we do, growing into an unclear future."