The Past

The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.

L. P. Hartley   1895-1972 

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

ABC Wednesday - P for Palm

ABC Wednesday - and we now have P for Palm.

We've all seen palm trees somewhere but who's seen them made of concrete ??

You'll find a collection of giant concrete palms here in this little square in Guardamar - all looking very attractive amongst the trees and bushes .

It was not always so - at one time the square had no trees or bushes and was frequented by " the young " on skateboards - not really an attractive place at all.

Summer 2007 and planting out of the area commenced and within a year the trees and bushes have taken hold and are now a good display .. making the whole area look a lot better .


RuneE said...

Palms of concrete - that was a new one! Maybe that should have been painted?

ellen b said...

It does look a lot better with the plants grown in!! Happy day to you.

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Oh neat... that's super cool! Gigantic concrete palm trees. Guaranteed to stay put even in the strongest of the winds! But watch out for those concrete coconuts. Ouch! =D
Mountain Retreat- Canada

Reader Wil said...

It's very artistic! It looks all very new to me. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

That would make an OddShot too - concrete palms.
I am acting as Denise Nesbitt's proxy, Petrus - so thanks for submitting work to ABC Wednesday.

leslie said...

Yes, this is unique! We have hardy palms here in Vancouver, BC but I know your concrete ones will survive well as they don't need any water at all. :)

babooshka said...

Much prefer the re thing, but for a photographer a dream shot.

Bear Naked said...

Concrete Palms for a concrete jungle.

Bear((( )))

uncleawang said...

Thank you for sharing your letter'P'
Nice Photo.
Have a nice day.

Greyscale Territory said...

Lovely palm sculptures! Quite novel in white contrasting beautifully with the green of living plants!

naturglede said...

I love the concrete palms. Have a nice day!

Jay said...

Those are lovely! And oddly enough, though I like the square both ways and am very fond of greenery, I like the second picture better!

peppylady said...

Those are sure cool looking palms and though no palms in my area.

Coffee is on.

antigoni said...

Great post!

Penguins - move your cursor and take them for a walk !!

Say it as it is ......

Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land amongst the stars.

Look around !!!

What is this life, full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare?

W. H. Davies  1870-1940