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1. Children's playgrounds, natural and plastic. Some playgrounds use natural materials like trees, rocks, sand, stone as creative stimulating play spaces. Other play spaces provide short term excitement, like plastic balls, and brightly coloured plastic play equipment.
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Children's Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.
2. Aboriginal scarred trees. Aboriginal people caused scars on trees by removing the bark for various purposes.
|An Aboriginal scarred tree, Parramatta, NSW. Photo by Jen-Uwe Korff.|
3. Macoto Murayama, an artist based in Japan, has created wondrous, delicate, intricate, computer-generated illustrations of flowers, said to be reminiscent of Charles Darwin's illustrations retold with contemporary technology.
4. Dieter Roth's 'Gartenskulptur' is a huge, ever growing and ever changing art installation celebrating the cycle of recycled and decaying materials.
6. 'Imagine having been alive for centuries, since the time the ancient Babylonians started to measure time as we understand it today... through the developments of the Greek and Roman empires, the births of religions like Christianity and Islam, and right up to the present day ... ' (Tony Leather) Check out the 10 oldest trees in the world, in pictures and with descriptions. Many of the oldest trees are Bristlecone Pines, the oldest reportedly being 4844 years old!
|Ancient Bristlecone Pine forest in Eastern Californian White Mountains.|
Photo by James Neeley.