Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Bismark Palm

I have been fascinated by these Bismark Palms that surround a restaurant on Camelback Road. They are strikingly different than the majority of palm trees around the city. So, one day a few weeks ago I stopped to photograph these trees, however the photos just didn’t have the same appeal. After many trips past this same location I suddenly realized that it was the combination of the unique palm and the unique roof design of the building that really caught my eye. So, I went back last Saturday and took more photos. It’s probably just me and my love of geometric lines, but I think this shot is much more interesting than the tree all by itself.



5 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I wonder why they are called Bismark palms. One certainly does not associate Germany with palm trees.

Jarart said...

Nice composition and colors. I wonder if they get as tall as the other palms.

Daily Chicago Photo said...

No, it's not just you liking geometric lines, I do as well (though didn't notice it until another CDP blogger pointed out to me that I must like geometric lines - going back through my posts, I realized how many had a definite geometric theme.) Anyway, even BEFORE I read your text, I was going to comment how the roof seemed to mimic the leaf pattern. Very cool picture!

JM said...

I have just seen photos of these palms, but they look fantastic and the colour is gorgeous!

Heather said...

The Bismarck's outside of that restaurant actually inspired me to plant one of my own in my front yard. It really struggled at first, but now that it's established is growing quite nicely. They definitely grow slowly though. But it has been fun to watch.