Friday, August 28, 2009

Topiary


Various types of ficus trees thrive in Egypt growing lush and green. Things like those spindly Ficus benjamina that people fuss over in the north, shoot up to massive trees in a matter of months. Since they are evergreen they make great topiary, trees and shrubs carved into shapes. This tree has the word "Allah" carved into it in counterpoint to the mosque of Mohamed Ali at the Citadel.

2 comments:

Jaz said...

Not into the الله sign, just because I don't like tree art that much but the greenery is beautiful. I miss the flowers and palms of Egypt. Your blog makes me so excited to return!

Dina said...

No kidding?!
Allah written in a tree. I think He would enjoy that.