Christmas trees in Bangalore

Walking around the streets of Richmond Town, one cannot but notice the tall Christmas trees that poke out into the sky, often towering above the concrete. Unlike the Christmas trees of Europe and America that are generally pines, the ones in Bangalore are conifers, with the binomial name Araucaria heterophylla.

Serpentine Street
Serpentine Street
What a view! - Kite on the tree
What a view! – Kite on the tree
This single tree has two trunks emerging from the main one, a common feature among these Christmas trees.
This single tree has two trunks emerging from the main one, a common feature among these Christmas trees.
Foliage of an old tree
Foliage of an old tree
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Alexandra Street
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Prime Street – The tree has been neatly accommodated in the design of the new apartment building that was constructed after the old house was demolished.
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Clapham Street
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Rose Lane
View from the 13th Floor of Barton Centre, MG Road
View from the 13th Floor of Barton Centre, MG Road – Christmas trees poke out above the other foliage
The steeples of St Andrew's Church, Cubbon Road seem to mimic the Christmas trees around the church. Architecture borrows much from nature!
The steeples of St Andrew’s Church, Cubbon Road seem to mimic the Christmas trees around the church. Architecture borrows much from nature!

Pics taken in Bangalore, December 2014

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