Bois de Jasmin

Bois de Jasmin: The City of Jasmine

The City of Jasmine

Posted: 19 May 2017 04:05 AM PDT

Writer Nizar Qabbani (1923-1998) described his native city of Damascus as “the womb that taught me poetry, taught me creativity, and granted me the alphabet of Jasmine.” Although the most fragrant of roses bears the name rosa damascena, Damascus rose, the Syrian capital is known as Madinat Al Yasmine, the City of ­Jasmine. Each fall it holds […]