Photographer's Note

Have you ever wondered how's life within an orange?

Probably the architect got inspiration from the juicy oranges that used to grow in the groves of the area, the oval "Jaffa" type.

The variety actually originated in China. The first orange tree was brought to the West in the 16th century by Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama. It is from that single tree, still preserved in Lisbon, that all of the oranges of Portugal, Spain, France and Israel have come.

The first oranges to carry the "Jaffa" brand were from the agricultural colony of the Temple Society, established by German pioneers in 1871 just a few kilometers from Jaffa.

The "oranges" in the photo are the offices of a gas station. In the background - a couple of 5-star hotels.

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Additional Photos by daniel yoffe (pastadog) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 289 N: 2603] (13111)
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