Saturday, 16 February 2008

Hampstead Heath

I took advantage of the freakily nice weather last Sunday and visited Hampstead Heath, which seemed not to have been the most original idea judging by the number of other people there.

On my way out, I spotted some very interesting trees (no idea what they were - probably something really obvious like oaks), and took lots of photos of them. This drawing was done from one such photo. What really looked odd about them was that the little balls (conkers? I don't know) were hanging from branches that had created almost perfect right-angles. These shapes seemed to go against the otherwise typically organic shapes you would expect from a tree.

TREE UPDATE: It sounds like this is a 'London plane' (thanks Jeff)

London plane


Jeff VC said...

Really nice.

I think it's probably a London plane, especially if you saw it by the road.

Anonymous said...

It's a nice picture, I like the simplicity.