This 600-year-old linden tree in the yard of St. Matthew's church in Cigel, Slovakia makes a great place to hide.
That is a tree. I wonder how old it is. Gorgeous with that green.
19 Feb 2008 6:08am
@Michael Rawluk: It is at least 600 years old, probably more. Thank you, Michael.
This is a natural monument. I love the green moss growing on the linden tree trunk.
19 Feb 2008 6:15am
@givethemhell: I agree with the word, monument. Thank you so much.
Wow, I almost missed the hiding person. That IS a really good place to hide.
19 Feb 2008 6:35am
@e.: So true. Thank you.
19 Feb 2008 6:43am
@dpm: Good comment. Thanks.
The woman looks so small ! that's funny
19 Feb 2008 7:17am
@TILALA: It is a huge tree. Thank you.
Wow! That is some tree! I didn't even see the hidden figure until after I read your caption! Well done!
19 Feb 2008 8:34am
@Craiger: Many thanks, Craiger.
Love old trees...nice touch with the person hiding, it gives you the scale of the enormous size ;)
19 Feb 2008 9:16am
@ManuelaR: Yes. that is the reason the person is there. Thank you, Manuela.
Wow! what an incredible tree, I love the buttress type roots and the textures of the bark combined with the green moss/lichen stand out beautifully. A great touch having the lady behind the tree too. A fantastic shot Michael.
19 Feb 2008 9:49am
@MaryB: Many thanks, Mary, for the excellent comment.
another photo with a surprise element - the hiding lady. creative stuff!
19 Feb 2008 10:01am
@Hinah: Thank you. I'm glad it surprised you.
nice shot. this is a wonderful tree. vivid colors.who is that woman????!!! ;)
@Saeed: She is a willing model. Thank you, Saeed.
Wow - it's HUGE Michael - what an interesting looking tree - love the moss growing on it!
19 Feb 2008 10:15am
@Mandy: Thanks, Mandy. These Lindens live for ages and grow really big across.
What a fantastic tree! 600 years young. I really like the person peering out - it certainly helps give perspective to this fantastic tree. Beautiful!!
19 Feb 2008 10:40am
@martie: You're right. thank you, Martie.
the tree and the women, the link made a great photo
19 Feb 2008 10:54am
@Teresa Durães: Yes, you are right. thank you, Teresa.
19 Feb 2008 10:55am
@Teresa Durães: Yes, Linden. thank you.
She must be some kind of midget! In dutch "Peek-a-boo" is "kiekeboe" pronounce keekaboo
19 Feb 2008 11:53am
@the lightwriter: Actually she's quite big. The tree has a huge diameter. The Dutch pronunciation is very similar. Thank You.
wo wo wo .. thats just great composition .. it feels like she is hiding behind leg of any dinasour or kingcong .
19 Feb 2008 12:05pm
@Veerendra: That's an interesting interpretation. Thanks so much.
It must be Marta playing hide-and-seek. Her presence really gives an idea of the huge trunk! So...this is another example of getting more beautiful while aging! The tree is a treasure of textures and colours with the moss finding it a good home.
19 Feb 2008 12:06pm
@Japanalia: You are correct. It is Marta. And what a great comment.Thank you, Gabriela.
GASP!!! I have never seen any tree so huge in my life...how lucky you are! I would sit and lean on it and dream....
19 Feb 2008 12:16pm
@Lorraine: Thank you, Lorraine. Yes, it is one of the biggest and oldest trees in the area. There is a similar tree only at the local castle.
wooow ! big and old tree !!! ... cool shot .. Excellent !
19 Feb 2008 12:31pm
@Helma: Many thanks, Helma.
This put a smile on my face! I was wondering why you put PeekABoo as your caption. Suddenly I focused on one point and saw the woman. Nice shot!
19 Feb 2008 12:32pm
@Elle: Thanks, Elle. The woman is a little surprise.
I love how the woman puts a perspective on how large the tree is. I can only imagine what it's overall size looks like. Hopefully the community has a tree preservation ordinance in place. That's a lot of chloraphyl to give off in the summer! ;-)
19 Feb 2008 1:31pm
@Steven: Thanks, Steven. There are actually people who want to cut it down because they fear it will fall on the church. But I would fight that tooth and nail and go for cables to secure it instead.
This tree is humongous, and you did well to include the peekaboo lady to give us a sense of scale. Very interesting textures too!
19 Feb 2008 1:58pm
@vu@granby - Wolfgang Prigge: Thanks, Wolfgang. You guessed why I included the lady.
You have successfully shown just how massive this tree is. Great.
19 Feb 2008 2:01pm
@Earnest: Thank you, Earnest.
That bit on the side looks just like a human head.
19 Feb 2008 2:49pm
@Daroru: Yes, quite accurate observation. Thank you.
19 Feb 2008 3:42pm
@alla: Thanks, Alla.
nice tree and funny image
19 Feb 2008 3:54pm
@yiannis krikis: Thank you, Yiannis.
great shot and I love the person peeking out...
19 Feb 2008 4:12pm
@MJ: Many thanks, MJ.
Great shot! Please give us sometimes a shot with the whole tree, I'm curious :-)
19 Feb 2008 5:05pm
@MadScientist: Great idea. Thank you, MS.
Very impressive shot Michael! Having shown your wife (I suppose!) gives us a good scale notion. Well done
19 Feb 2008 7:32pm
@standley: Many thanks, Standley. I'm glad you liked the shot.
Love the image, Michael... the peaking around the tree gives it the scale it needs. Amazing tree.
19 Feb 2008 8:49pm
@amy: Many thanks, Amy. Glad you like it.
impressive! i imagine blyton's trees just like that, where children may climb up to have their afternoon pic-nics
19 Feb 2008 9:11pm
@isabel: Excellent comment. Many thanks, Isabel.
That´s really a big tree. An image with humor.
19 Feb 2008 11:34pm
@Frankie: Thank you, Frankie.
Wow! What a huge tree! I love the fact that you included the person. Adds perspective to the whole picture!
20 Feb 2008 1:24am
@Tracey: Many thanks, Tracey.
That is so cute!I was actually just captivated by the tree and thinking how much it resembles the walking trees in Lord of the Rings and Harry potter,then i saw the lady peepin from the left side,and brought a smile to my face:)
20 Feb 2008 2:33am
@tyan: Glad you had a smile. Thank you, Tyan.
this is a very beautiful tree and very well captured too!!
20 Feb 2008 3:29am
@Kaddy: Thank you, Kaddy.
it is very huge! At first i did not see the lady but now i do. You did an awesome job with this image.
20 Feb 2008 4:21am
@Rags: Many thanks, Rags.
the presence of the lady gave the picture sense of scale, awesome use of subject!
20 Feb 2008 4:32am
@Photographs by M.E.: Thank you, M.E.
Ha! Very humorous - she's like a garden elf :)
20 Feb 2008 4:56am
@Ken McCoy: Yes, the scale is appropriate for that interpretation. Thanks, Ken.
600 years and still standing, if this was in portugal they would cut it to build a parking lot instead.
20 Feb 2008 10:09pm
@pedro alexandre: Even here some people would like to cut it down. Others fight to stop them. Thank you, Pedro.
They are not same nig and old! ;)
How many people needed for hug around this tree?
20 Feb 2008 11:03pm
@Porcsin: I think you need an army. Thank you, Porcsin.
The colours in this are wonderful. From the greens and browns to the lovely red of her hair. :) Excellent shot.
21 Feb 2008 5:35am
@Ester: Many thanks for visiting.
Our human lot definitely is a very small specie compared to some gigantic vegetals...
23 Feb 2008 10:49am
@Nico & Remi: I agree. Thank you, Nico and Remi.
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