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Old Olive trees

Old Olive trees are protected by law and can not be moved to other locations if over 80 years of age. Our visit coincided with Easter and the trees are traditionally pruned a little before this time. What is not burnt for potash in the olive groves is blessed and given out in church for Palm Sunday, to be kept for good fortune until the next year.

comments (12)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 9 May 2011, 00:23
Good photo lots of detail captured
John Prior: Thanks Vintage, these were some of the oldest Olive trees we saw.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 May 2011, 06:45
Fantastic detail in those barks. Lovely
John Prior: Thanks Savo.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 9 May 2011, 07:20
This is all so full of character John: makes me want to go there...
John Prior: Thanks Chris, it is a fascinating place to visit and the Mafia love tourists. If you have anything stolen it is normally returned within 24 hrs as they want as many tourists to visit as possible.
Very nice law and regulation!! Gorgeous scene here John
John Prior: Thanks Marion, it's a very interesting place.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 9 May 2011, 08:16
I love when trees like this can be protected, John. What a lovely place.
John Prior: Thanks Ginnie, It is a fascinating place shaped by both the church and the Mafia.
What character these old trees have! Wonderful shot.
John Prior: Thanks a lot Mary
very nice composition
John Prior: Thanks Chantal.
The trees are wonderful shapes and so is the house!
John Prior: Thanks Bill, they are rather special, some of the oldest we saw.
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 9 May 2011, 14:27
I just realised why I like these photos so much... it's the light you've managed to capture so well.
John Prior: Thanks a lot Scarlet, I was trying to achieve thatsmile
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 9 May 2011, 17:35
wonderful to actually see an olive tree, but wow on the house as well. i could get used to that smile
John Prior: So could I Sherri.
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 9 May 2011, 21:28
find composition with the trees framing the image.
Impressive and beautiful trees. Nice composition with the old house behind.
Have a nice day.

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