Rick Meghiddo
Architect and a filmmaker of architecture documentaries.

Thirty Days

Euronews. "The Green Cube," Lyon

The chronology of my experiences during 2023 can be divided into two parts: before and after October 7. “Thirty Days” is a report on a trip we made between September 10 and October 10, 2023, mainly to central France. It included one week in Tel Aviv and an unplanned two-day derailing to Istanbul. Why is this relevant to readers in Israel? Because, if observed beyond the surface, it offers reasons for hope.

France has a long history stained by bloodshed and fanaticism, including centuries of anti-Semitism. And yet, it succeeded in generating a philosophy based on “Liberté, égalité, fraternité” that includes great art, architecture, literature, philosophy, science, technology and lifestyle. 

Our trip included historical sites, majestic nature, stunning engineering and architecture, a submersion into prehistory, a visit to a micro-farm permaculture model, and much of the French lifestyle.

Our nine-day visit to Israel was shortened by a two-day derailing to Istanbul and a two-day hospitalization at the Ichilov hospital. We left Israel thirty-six hours before the horrors of October 7, which we learned while being in Paris.

October 8 in Paris

With some hesitation, in complete contrast to the darkness of war, I decided to publish this visualized story as a source of light.

October 10, in Paris
About the Author
Rick / Reuven Meghiddo is an architect and a filmmaker of architecture documentaries. His mission is to make the public aware of the importance and value of architectural design. To date, he has produced over one-hundred architecture documentaries. Many can be seen on and In 2022 he was an Award Winner of film festivals in Sidney and in Dubai. As an architect, he practiced in Israel, California, and Italy. Born in Argentina, Rick studied at the Technion and married Ruth Meghiddo, an architect in Jerusalem. He has a Master of Architecture from UCLA and a Dottore in Architettura from the University of Rome. He is an LEED Accredited Professional and is licensed as an Architect and as a Real Estate Broker in California. He is also an accredited journalist.
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