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Natura Mirabilis – Panel No. 16

This photo (150 x 60 cm) is located at impasse de la Grillère.

This tree is so twisted that it inspires pain. From its cracked trunk, branches improbably emerge, , and end up forming knots with in tears at the end.

If the weeping Japanese pagoda trees in our parks do indeed come from Japan, they would only have been introduced there a little over a thousand years ago, but would have originated in central China and Korea. In the 18th century we liked to call all trees and plants from the Far East “japonica”.

24 mm – f/9 – 1/30 s – 2500 ISO