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Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 16 October 2013 in Plant & Nature.

This banyan tree has undoubtedly helped pull this old house apart and yet it has preserved it, too. The old place might have been removed long ago as an abandoned wreck. This place is almost good enough to go into my Roadside Oddities series. ;-)

Kam Tin Tree House
Hong Kong

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

This is great series. Without Aminus I would not have been able to see this. What else do we do we see.

16 Oct 2013 5:43am

PATRICK from miramas, France

another very great capture 5*****

16 Oct 2013 6:13am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nature is amazing

16 Oct 2013 6:38am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Just fantastic

16 Oct 2013 6:53am

Veronique from Tarbes, France

Fabulous capacity of nature to overlay things.

16 Oct 2013 6:57am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

un arbre étonnant ! Bonne journée

16 Oct 2013 7:02am

jean pierre from paris, France

magnifique la série sur ce bel arbre "envahissant"!! amitiés

16 Oct 2013 7:26am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a strange find this is - and, yes, I feel the sense of affinity here.

16 Oct 2013 7:31am

helys from Paris, France

These roots are so BIG!
Really impressive:(

16 Oct 2013 8:08am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Impressive image!

16 Oct 2013 9:54am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Nice image, this is a great series; I've seen these trees here grow in and around some strange rocks; etc.

16 Oct 2013 10:59am

Devi from Chennai, India

Amazing !!! The tree has engulfed the home..
We have one like this at a Place near Alwar, Rajasthan ....a whole palace deserted and run over by the Banyan trees

16 Oct 2013 11:01am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

I just can't believe how amazing these trees are, and the way the house is totally incorporated into it is absolutely incredible!

16 Oct 2013 11:09am

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Spelendid shot of the curious sight. Thanks to these amazing trees, the house saved itself from demolition. That would be nice for the house. Wonderful series, Steve. Have a nice day. :)

16 Oct 2013 11:41am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful composition .

16 Oct 2013 12:00pm

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

These pictures are all brilliant and amazing - a wonderful series.
Kindest regards Monika

16 Oct 2013 12:25pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

If the house were an ancient palace, I'd say that the "eating tree" is welcome! wouldn't welcome such a tree in your neighbourhood....would you?!

16 Oct 2013 12:34pm (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Yes, I think it's an Oddity !

16 Oct 2013 1:24pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful shot with a nice composition. I agree the nature is amazing.

16 Oct 2013 1:30pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Amazing nature. Another great shot of this grand old Banyan tree. Superb. :)

16 Oct 2013 3:00pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Avec un angle la branche qui part c'est merveilleux.
Belle soirée

16 Oct 2013 3:37pm

Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Ces racines me font penser à celles que l'on peut voir autour du temple du Ta Phrom au Cambodge

16 Oct 2013 3:47pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very interesting!!

16 Oct 2013 4:50pm

Don from Spokane, United States

An amazing tear it apart - preserve it combination. It's a massive object of wood.

16 Oct 2013 5:04pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Hi Steve - Looking back on your last 5 or so, this banyon tree really is amazing in what it has done to/for this house:-) I have been on "vacation" for the past 3 days but today is literally the first chance I have gotten to go through my blogwatch and hit my favs...I hope you have been well, and thank you so much for the wonderful comments :-)

16 Oct 2013 5:11pm

Frances from Massachusetts, United States

Wow! Brilliant shot! It almost looks like this tree was constructed.

16 Oct 2013 5:35pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like the contrast of the house parts with the tree parts. Amazing.

16 Oct 2013 6:05pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

It's amazing how the roots of this tree are turned into a work of art! Great find!!

16 Oct 2013 6:12pm

franz from Baden, Austria

incredible combination of plant and building .... the wood of this tree looks like molten plastic ... ;-)

16 Oct 2013 7:06pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

This tree is extraordinary.

16 Oct 2013 9:18pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

A M A Z I N G !!!!

16 Oct 2013 9:42pm

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

Absolutely incredible... it's like the house is feeding the tree

17 Oct 2013 12:48am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a wonderful old tree.

17 Oct 2013 4:09am

Rui Ting Au Yeung from flushing, United States

it look like a bridge made out of tree. beautiful.

17 Oct 2013 6:21am

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

I wonder has fast this all happened?! Quite fascinating...

17 Oct 2013 6:35am

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

I love banyan trees. This one has a great story to go with it. Thanks for sharing it.

17 Oct 2013 6:40am

L'angevine from Angers, France

un autre cadrage intéressant

17 Oct 2013 7:51am

Diana from Olympia, United States


18 Oct 2013 4:31am

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan


20 Oct 2013 2:40pm

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

wow ! An amazing tree !!! Nice to see this !!

22 Oct 2013 3:18am

rian from vestavia hills, United States

it sure is massive, nice catch.

7 Nov 2013 4:49pm