File 1126 There were not very many places in Tel Aviv to which I was attracted, but I was really taken with this seashore scene and enjoyed painting it. On my frequent visits to Israel, starting in 1955, I would always have occasion to visit both Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, and very soon found the latter much more to my liking. I would say of Tel Aviv what I used to say of New York when living in my native Toronto - a great place to visit, but I would not want to live there. I have always loved the way Jerusalem developed with very few high-rises. Most people live in neighborhoods, of which their residents are very proud. Tel Aviv seems unplanned, and in a big rush to expand. Early on it started building high rises, as opposed to developing its various neighbourhoods, encouraging civic pride. When I moved to Israel in 1979, I decided to take up residence in Jerusalem.