Photographer's Note

A series of pictures, a project dedicated to one of Givatayim oldest street with a natural canopy by large number of old Ficus trees "rising" up to 30m above ground. But the main attraction are the beautiful roots of such trees, number of photos attached as five WS's.
Scientific name for those trees is Ficus-Microcarpa, or more commonly known as Indian-Laurel, a tall tree as shown on the street scenery WS.
Origin in India, Sri-Lanka and Malaysia, brought to Israel in the early 1920th by the British army (along with the Eucalyptus trees from Australia).

The reason I show and write this, because there is a plane to renovate this old street, named after Israel Taiber (1894-1950), one of the first citizen, agriculture-developer and establisher of my hometown Givatayim. Hope the trees will survive.
Location on the map is at 32.07187, 34.8081 .

All pictures converted from RAW, F4.0, 1/60, ISO100. It was a difficult decision to choose which would be posted as main photo.

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Additional Photos by Ike Harel (ikeharel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13493 W: 642 N: 25937] (109516)
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