Ελαιώνας

By: Louk Vreeswijk

Apr 02 2017

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Category: Europe, Greece

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Eleonas is the Greek word for olive grove. There is a real ancient one on the island of Aegina with trees of 500 and a single one even over 1500 years old. What amazing creatures! Having reached such a respectable age, all twisted and grooved and gnarled and knotty, this is not to be seen as a foreshadowing of imminent death but, on the contrary, as proof of utter strength and endurance. Having come this far, there is actually no reason for them to die at all, at least not of old age!

DSC00003-c Olive tree Aegina 2013

Photos of the week: Eleonas, ancient olive grove, Aegina, Greece 2013

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