Image of the week: 29 November - 5 December, 2020
This is a recent entry in the occasional series 'The Garden of Imaginary Delights,' created with international fine art model and photographer Anoush Anou after she was stuck in New Zealand during our first 2020 Covid-19 lockdown.
The title refers to a legend from Greek mythology, the Garden of the Hesperides, which belonged to the goddess Hera. The garden contained a grove of apple trees that bore golden apples. The apples conferred immortality.
Eris, goddess of strife, stole an apple after failing to receive a wedding invitation. After inscribing it with the words 'To the fairest,' she threw it amongst the goddesses who had. It ended up in Paris' hands -- Helen's husband -- an event that led to the Trojan War.