Sunday, March 28, 2010

Hugs

Early 60's neighbourhood at Oeiras

21 comments:

Dina said...

I was afraid it would turn out to be a snake.
But as hugging trees, that is really cool!

Small City Scenes said...

That last picture is really huggy cute.
Must be a Wisteria to grow so huge. MB

B SQUARED said...

Looks like many of our large snakes. I'm glad it's not.

Sharon said...

At first I thought that top one was a snake. Interesting how all those trees have worked their way around those columns.

Jarart said...

That is so strange to see. I like that the pillers and walkway have been tiled. What a great find!

Jacob said...

Oh boy, this reminds me of the house we just sold...we had an arbor over a gate and vines very similar to these...they just took over and grew to monstrous proportions...and you couldn't get rid of them...they were impossible...and I'm glad I don't have to deal with them anymore. They were pretty, though, in the summertime.

VP said...

I hope these aren't deadly hugs for these nice columns. Just this afternoon I photographed something like this, but in very minor scale.

Shelle said...

This is some place....love all the mosaic against the twisting textures...it's amazing how trees adapt.

Spiderdama said...

Wow, never seen this before. Looks like snakes:-)

Kilauea Poetry said...

Oh wow..I actually thought it was a snake at first! Looks like it's got a choke hold (lol) The tile looks like 60's..but this is an older neighborhood? Interesting..never seen one like that around here!

Kate said...

Like many others, I thought it was a snake and wondered where on earth you were taking photos. Nature is often very tenacious and this "plant" certainly is determined!

Anzu said...

Honestly speaking,
I'm sorry to refuse these hugs.
(^▽^;)

Leif Hagen said...

Which came first, the trees or the poles?!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Now that is in interesting title for this post ... those vines have grown very thick and snake like.

Carolyn said...

Like the tiles on the columns and the walkway. There's a certain lushness that exudes from the photo.

Anya said...

HEHE
Looks like snakes and looks also romantic :-)
Never seen before !!

Babzy said...

wow this is a really big huggig !!!

joo said...

At first I thought it was a snake brrr..
This time not tile but plant is my favourite:)

Hilda said...

More like a death grip! ;)

Are they vines or trees? Whatever they are, they're fantastic! And I love the fact that even the posts are tiled!

Lois said...

Unbelievable! I supposed eventually the columns will be hugged to death.

Wolynski said...

Has to be the 60s for the trees to grow like that. Some hugs - in 10 years the whole thing will collapse. So interesting.