The Golden Apple of the Hesperides

The quintessential quince

Daffodil yellow, downy texture with a strong musky aroma the quince can scent an entire room.

When the goddess Hera married Zeus, she received a golden apple from the Earth Mother, Gaea. It was a symbol of love, fertility and beauty and was grown in a heavenly garden in the west, guarded by three sisters, the Hesperides.
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    One thousand tons of loose glass cling suspended in the world’s largest unsupported brick dome, an architectural miracle and the last great monument of Roman architecture. By Anthony Bryer

  • Boating on the Bosphorus

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Issue 1, 1992 Insider’s Turkey
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