Monday, 2 August 2010

The Oranges of Valencia

Happy Monday!
The tag I posted yesterday was inspired by Valencia and her oranges!
Both the colour and the fruit!
These orange trees were in the Turia river gardens.....yep a garden in a river!! Or at least a former river....the Valencianos decided to re route the river Turia in the 50's (19) after another disastrous flood and turned it into a long winding gardens full of beautiful trees, plants, architecture and leisure was an inspired thing to do and it is fabulous to walk through...even when it is 33 degrees and you are leaking quite a lot!!! HOl

The Oranges had all started to fall from the trees but not to worry as the great climate there means they get two crops a year
....and what we at first thought were lime trees were in fact orange trees that had shed all the fruit and these were the second crop of baby oranges waiting to ripen
...the colourful orange and yellow stick things are used in the "Battle of the Flowers" fiesta which we were lucky enough to be there for on the Sunday and are carried by the horsemen at the start of the procession (they are marigolds BTW)

We only managed a small section of the river gardens on the way to and from the City of Arts and Sciences (I'll show that another day) and some more of the gardens too.
Come back to share more of Valencia with me soon!
xoxo Sioux


  1. Welcome home. Fancy being able to go to such a beautiful place on holiday then coming back to another beautiful place to live. Lucky girl. Now then, just read your previous posts and that tag is fantastic. Your SCD presence will be one to watch out for.
    Luv Joanne xx

  2. Sounds like a beautiful place to visit. Have a great week.

  3. Thank you for bringing a drop of sunshine to the North on this overcast morning! :)
    What a super place to visit. Love reading your info.xx

  4. Thanks for sharing more of your lovely photos, those oranges look fabulous!

  5. Lovely photos, am so keen on Valencia....and the oranges, how wonderful!


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