Tree silhouette 10: 2 Platanus peeks
Tree silhouette 10: This is a 1 peek post with two peeks - but obviously only with one silhouette. Plane trees are popular in parks and gardens in Europe. Most of the time, the cultivated London plane trees are trimmed in winter and afterwards often display such a mutilated appearance. This particular tree was growing on the border of the Lac de Gérardmer in the Vosges mountains, in France. What a contrast to the huge and much more naturally looking Platanus species in the photograph below. This is the most beautiful and largest plane tree that I remember seeing. It grows in the middle of Granada, in Spain, next to the Fuente de las Batallas. Although this tree is likely much older, I doubt that it is cut down to size as drastically as the tree shown above. If you would like to browse more tree silhouette photographs have a look at the other posts or the tree silhouette gallery on Florian's photos. The "normal" tree photograph below is part of the tree gallery, which is currently unlisted (but you can access it with the hyperlink, if you want).