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Sign: Ramat Gan - The Shaul Garden


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Sderot Nehama 8, Ramat Gan, Israel
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סמל העיר רמת גן
עיריית רמת-גן

[צילום: גן שאול]
צלם פוטו זינגר

גן שאול
אחת מארבע הגבעות שכיתרו את "העמק". נקראה "ג’בל אל חרמיה" - הר השודדים, בשל פשיטות הערבים על השיירות ועוברי האורח.
במלה"ע הראשונה, הציב עליה הגנרל הבריטי בולפין את תותחיו ונלחם בטורקים שהתבצרו צפונית לירקון. אז ניתן לה הכינוי "גבעת בולפין".
הגן נחנך בשנת 1937 ונקרא בתחילה "גן הנשיאים" ע"ש נשיאי ההסתדרות הציונית. עם מות המשורר שאול טשרניחובסקי בשנת 1943, נקרא הגן על שמו, "גן שאול".
לימים נוספו אגם מלאכותי, בריכת דגים ופינת חי ובה קופים, תוכים ועופות. פינת החי שמשכה מבקרים רבים, זיכתה את הגן בכינוי "גן הקופים".
בשנת 1974 הועברו החיות לספארי שנפתח בעיר.

בית קריניצי
בית העיר רמת-גן

[Photo: Gan Shaul ]
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The Shaul Garden
The garden sits on one of the four hills which surrounded the historical valley ("HaEmek"). It was called "J’bal Al Harmia" (Bandits’ Hill) due to the Arab raids on convoys and passersby. During the First World War, the British General Edward Bulfin positioned his canons on it, and battled against the Turks who had entrenched themselves north of the Yarkon. At the time, it was nicknamed "Bulfin’s Hill".
The garden was inaugurated in 1937, and was initially called "Presidents Garden", in memory of the presidents of the Zionist Organization. Upon the death of the poet Shaul Tchernichovsky in 1943, the garden was renamed "Shaul Garden" in his memory.
Eventually, an artificial lake, a fish pond and a petting zoo with monkey, parrots and fowl were also added. The petting zoo, which attracted many visitors, earned the garden the name "Monkeys’ Garden".
In 1974 the animals were transferred to the Ramat-Gan Safari park which opened its gates for the first time.

Krinitzi House
Ramat Gan City House
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The sign is one of a series of signs posted by the Ramat Gan Municipality and the Krinitzi House - the Ramat Gan City House that tells the historical story of Ramat Gan

The garden and sign appear in the following photo taken that day Click for a larger image

Also in the garden is a water tower that appears in the following photo taken that day Click for a larger image




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