Opened in 1993 with hopes of rejuvenating one of its poorest neighbourhoods, Tel Aviv's Central Bus Station is now commonly referred to as "the Monstrosity".
Stav Pinto, 24, employs her circus talents to teach life skills to special needs children. Pinto and her hula hoop take part in an informal circus group that meets on Monday evenings.
"There's a magical air to the Central Bus Station that reminds me of a dark urban forest."
"It's a place of adventure where you can meet a variety of people and be exposed to different cultures. Every time I walk through it, I can discover a new place that is completely different from the others."
Photo editing by Marika Kochiashvili, Writing by Jeffrey Heller, Editing by Jason Neely