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Maple photos from Greece

Posted By: Volkana

Maple photos from Greece - 06/28/14 11:41 PM

So tonight i was looking some old photos and i found those below. I thought why not sharing with you? i think they are unique and i thought you might like them...

Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4

I don't know how those trees are called in english but in Greece we call them Platania. I think the english word is maple...

The first 2 photos are taken in a village called Tsagarada in Pelio. This particular maple is among the oldest in Europe (1200 years old) and it's perimeter is 40 meters. The branches are like big trees.

The other two photos are taken in a city called Arta. According to the local legends under this maple shade, Ali Pasha of Ioannina, oversaw the hanging of those would dare to raise against his power.

Kisses wave
Posted By: MaG

Re: Maple photos from Greece - 06/29/14 12:16 AM

Wow! I love trees. Thanks for sharing. Very impressive.

Based on Wiki - Platania trees are Sycamores here in the US.
Posted By: looney4labs

Re: Maple photos from Greece - 06/29/14 12:37 AM

Those are amazing! Thanks for taking the time to share them with us wave
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Maple photos from Greece - 06/29/14 12:50 AM

Those are awesome! I love trees and nature of any kind.

Ana wave
Posted By: Mad

Re: Maple photos from Greece - 06/29/14 02:23 AM

What HUGE trees !! Fantastic to see. And thank you for sharing, Volkana smile
Posted By: Sorta Blonde

Re: Maple photos from Greece - 06/29/14 02:39 AM

Love the pictures! I grew up with Maple trees in New York. Miss them out here. That one was a huge beautiful tree! bravo
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Maple photos from Greece - 06/29/14 03:09 AM

It's definitly a Sycamore tree as MaG pointed out. We have them in the woods across the street from me but none so stately as the ones Volkana has.

Ana wave
Posted By: Haroula

Re: Maple photos from Greece - 06/29/14 07:44 AM

Memories!I was working for 10 years in Pelio and sat under that tree
many times... bravo wave
Posted By: Kaki's Sister

Re: Maple photos from Greece - 06/29/14 09:53 AM

Amazing Volkana! Thanks for sharing!
Posted By: Space Quest Fan

Re: Maple photos from Greece - 06/29/14 01:50 PM

thanks Volkana. I wouldn't want to have to prune those trees. lol
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Maple photos from Greece - 06/29/14 02:58 PM

Originally Posted By: Haroula
Memories!I was working for 10 years in Pelio and sat under that tree
many times... bravo wave


That is awesome Haroula! bravo
Posted By: manxman

Re: Maple photos from Greece - 06/29/14 03:06 PM

Great photos Volkana, thanks for sharing them smile
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