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6 November 2016

A game of pétanque in Tel Aviv


A small group of French speaking men were spending a balmy Sunday afternoon in November playing a game of pétanque on Rothschild Boulevard.  In a way, this photograph captures the essence of  Tel Aviv.  It is a relaxed city.  Even in the middle of a busy, major thoroughfare like Rothschild Boulevard it is possible to see people cycling, playing pétanque, walking their dogs or sitting on a park bench reading a book. 

Pétanque is a form of boules where the goal is to toss or roll hollow steel balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet (literally "piglet") or jack, while standing inside a circle with both feet on the ground.
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