There are several parks surrounding my apartment, and one behind my flat has a playground in the middle. This is a great place to relax and enjoy the orange trees that are planted along the streets here. As I noted in an earlier post, the non-edible oranges throughout the city are an integral reminder of the unique heritage of this city. The oranges are in full production right now outside of the city, but the trees in the city are covered in vibrant fruit, splashing color along the sidewalks.

Of course, oranges can also be a hazard, and teams of maintenance workers periodically “harvest” the trees to prevent any accidents. In some of the sunnier spots of the city, this can be quite a chore! On the other hand, when the orange blossoms bloom, walking under these trees is a little bit of heaven.

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