Monday, November 22, 2010

Jaffa's Hanging Orange Tree

Personally I've always thought it looked more like a peach pit, but what do I know... This iconic Old Jaffa landmark is (thank you Mr. Google) a symbol of prosperity and a reminder of the days when the famous Jaffa oranges were actually grown in (ok, near) Jaffa.




You have to look a bit harder for the red(dish) color this week, but it's there. Sort of. More obvious examples can of course be found over at Mary's every Ruby Tuesday.


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27 comments:

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It does look like a giant pit, but it's pretty! My first time joining in on Ruby Tuesday!

Ralph said...

The window shutters are red (to me). Of course, I have added rubies that were tenuous at best, but any derivative of red is a ruby in my opinion! This pit/tree is quite unique!

anemonen said...

A little bit of red I can see, and the photo is exellent. I love it!

Tink *~*~* said...

There are definite reds in your photo, and you are right - a giant peach pit or maybe avocado pit is what it looks like!

Happy Wednesday,

Tink *~*~*

Tink *~*~* said...

PS - I should explain that "Happy Wednesday", shouldn't I? I figure it might be Wednesday in your part of the world by time you read this (it will still be Tuesday here) LOL *~*~*

Gizelle said...

I give up! :D Love that overgrown hanging pit! :D

ilanadavita said...

This is quite amazing and lovely too.

EG Wow said...

Unique! Yep, definitely different. :)

Marites said...

that's quite an interesting tree. I will have to check out google and wikipedia about it. happy RT!

angie said...

What is the hanging tree planted in?

Felisol said...

There definitely are red shutters, and they look authentic for the building and very old as well.
I wouldn't recognize an orange tree, even if I bumped my head in one.
The Jaffa oranges on the other hand, are famous and well reputated in Norway. The thick peel and the sweet, juicy fruit pulp; unique.
I wonder, where do they grow the Jaffa oranges these days?

About 25 years ago the daughter of my friend went to Israel to pick oranges in a kibbutz, but I do not remember where.
Maybe they were the new Jaffa??

Dianne said...

it's so pretty!!
I see the red in the stone and in the windows/grates
wonderful photo :)

kaye said...

what an awesome picture :)

Leora said...

The bricks are kind of reddish brown. It is quite a pit.

Liz said...

Amazing! Happy RT.

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Meri said...

What a curiosity! I've never seen a tree grown quite like that, but it seems to be thriving. Just goes to show that adaptation is possible.

Stephanie V said...

Very cool tree. The background is lovely...the aged brick is so soft.

shavuatov said...

That's stunning! I want to go and see it in the flesh!

Rachel

Susan L (lily40au) said...

Human ingenuity strikes again ... an amazing thought and photo.
My Ruby Redness

Steffi said...

Wow...that´s really beautiful and very interesting!

Greetings,Steffi

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

If I had read what it is, I would have guess an avocado!!
LOL

Interesting piece you've shared.


My RT...homegrown pomegranates

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Robin said...

I think the planter is stone Angie, but I'm not entirely certain.

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Paz said...

this is a wonderful symbol of prosperity. love it!

paz

ascu75 aka Don said...

Interesting shot and well done for googleing it to keep us informed about Jaffa and prosperity. Have a good week. XXX Don

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Daryl said...

Or someone's Gantseh Toches

NatureFootstep said...

great way to display the tree.

Jill said...

Wow ... that's a beautiful tree. I don't know if I ever saw it when we were there.