The Dolphinarium, located on the beachfront in Tel Aviv, was once an active facility for viewing dolphins and other sea life. Later it became a discotheque attracting young people from the surrounding areas. On June 1, 2001, a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the discotheque killing 21 teenagers and injuring 132. What struck me the most was that of the 21 senselessly murdered, 10 were 16 years old or younger.
Today, the Dolphinarium lies empty a vivid reminder of what occurred in the past but it also serves as a home for the homeless as well as a ‘canvas’ for local graffiti artists.