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Jonah and the whale

The nice statue is a work of Ilana Goor. If you visit her museum it is very close to it. Most... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Budapest, Hungary
The Smiling Whale

Cute little photo-op. I can't help but think that this is a cute commemoration to the biblical... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2018
victoria o
Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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6 days ago
“Jonah and the whale”
Nov 26, 2018
“The Smiling Whale”
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Louis Pasteur St., 4-8, Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The nice statue is a work of Ilana Goor. If you visit her museum it is very close to it. Most probably you will make a photo. The whale sems to smile.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 545medva
Reviewed 26 November 2018

Cute little photo-op. I can't help but think that this is a cute commemoration to the biblical Jonah and the Whale:)

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank victoria o
Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

The Fountain Whale is a sculpture made by Ilana Goor, whose museum is nearby. The whale smiles. It is a reminder of the biblical tale about Jonah.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Departure811861
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

The whale))) To tell the truth I can’t say Wow or something like that. Just another fountain. But near this fountain you may find a perfect nicely decorated entrance to the Old Jaffa

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sibirienne
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Nice fountain, with a funny arhitecture, but not a top attraction in Jaffa. If you pass by, then sure you stop and take a picture.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank SakinWorld
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Not particularly special, just a concrete whale made into a fountain. The fountain is still working but you can't get up close to it at the moment as the road is being resurfaced.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Paul_n_Cris
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