Name: Plane of Pigeons
Genus species: Platanus orientalis L.
Common name: Oriental Plane tree
M circumference.: 8.1
Height m.: 18
Estimated age: centuries-old
Location :: SS 4 Salaria Km 199,500
City: Ascoli Piceno
Province: Ascoli Piceno
Information on the location of the tree and how to get there: Coming from Ascoli Piceno Acquasanta direction, just past the junction for Rosara there is a pitch on the right.
Description: Located along the Salaria, at Ascoli. Named after the bandit who, according to tradition, was hiding inside its hollow trunk. Of imposing appearance, is said to have been planted by the Crusaders returning from the Holy Land.
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mesutilgim (96744) 2013-11-17 9:36
Hello dear Silvio,
Nice capture of this gigantic platane ! Most probably he has seen both World Wars !
TFS and best regards
Fis2 (103954) 2013-11-17 10:28
Excellent colors and sharpness.
Have a nice new week.
papagolf21 (106811) 2013-11-17 11:39
Bonsoir, cher Silvio,
Cet arbre défie le temps avec son tronc noueux, ses branches prenant des poses étonnantes.
Un arbre, qui quand la nuit vient doit impressionner le visiteur (il doit prendre des formes étranges).
Sergiom (86039) 2013-11-17 11:50
Quel vieil arbre. Il montre volontiers les traces de la vieillesse qui le rendent si attractif.Le cadrage est excellent ainsi que la gestion de la lumière.
Schnappilic (9692) 2013-11-17 11:52
Good presentation of this impressive tree. TFS!
carlo62 (53282) 2013-11-17 14:42
vai a invadere anche le regioni confinanti, ma con gran successo.
Un altro "grande vecchio" censito dalla tua fotocamera.
mirosu (16273) 2013-11-17 23:43
I love these fascinating old trees with outstanding structures. You have captured this mathusalem tree from excellent low angle POV. Well done.
You can some tree examples on my Homepage here:
emka (104216) 2013-11-17 23:44
Ciao Silvio, You have fantastic old trees, not only famous oak but also such an old Platanus. Not so big, but looks impressive anyway.
Warm regrads MAlgo
jjcordier (79297) 2013-11-18 0:01
Le tronc de ce très vieil arbre est vraiment de dimensions impressionnantes et porte les stigmates de son grand âge.
Mics (980) 2013-11-18 1:07
Beautiful shot Silvio:-) I like how you used the FG and how the big branches harmonize with all the other elements in this photo. TFS!
Nicou (148498) 2013-11-18 1:33
Fantastique vue de cet arbre sueprbe quel tronc il est immense et ce dessin sur écorce du tronc vraiment merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
Miguel82 (27656) 2013-11-18 2:35
You present today a remarkable plane tree Silvio, it's so old and look in good condition, good sharpness, nice colors, have a good start of week my friend
Highmountains (2674) 2013-11-18 3:12
A very detailed and sharp photograph of the old tree. taken vertically, your photograph has shown the wide areas to which the branches have spread. There is a flare on the middle left - over the branches.
The main trunk with a number of nodes and the rough bark is very well captured. So is the ground with the reddish brown soil and a scattering of dry leaves.
Thanks for sharing, Silvio.
photoray (13981) 2013-11-18 5:35
Appealing 'curved' view of the Platanus orientalis L. for exposing its gnarled ancient trunk and sweeping limbs on top of earth's carpet of leaves.
And I suppose it is housing for pigeons?
rychem (40681) 2013-11-18 8:10
This tree must have to see many historic moments, imposing plane tree with fantastic strong branches, very well captured and presented
Graal (103038) 2013-11-18 9:22
amazing monumental tree here. Interesting species. Good presentation. Photo I like.
Have a nice evening.
ChrisJ (117199) 2013-11-19 6:56
A good capture of the centuries old Oriental plane tree with good sharpness and superb fg shadow detail enabling us to see the repetition of naturally occurring patterns and shapes of the fallen leaves and clumps of green vegetation. Good sharpness and a fine upward pov. Tfs!
nikkitta (17068) 2013-11-19 16:48
Like the upwards pov that lead to the very thick old tree trunk
Like also the fallen golden leaves and the fact that the sky is the background that helps with contrast
There Platanos with the same leaves in Argentina, but with taller troncs and of course not so old
ikeharel (76145) 2013-11-22 12:11
Buona sera Silvio,
Inspite of the great backlight-effect, you managed a wonderful view of the old big tree, "centuries-old" as you wrote.
Clarity and colors well rendered, the fallen leaves on the ground also added to the autumnal ambiance.