“Lost in Ivy” : Porto, 9th September 2011
I’ve never seen anything quite like this. We’re all familiar with quaint little cottages draped in ivy, but this is taking it too far.
Somehow, several whole buildings had fallen apart and been totally covered by what I’m assuming to be ivy (perhaps any botanists out there can correct me on that score?).
Perhaps – and this is really frightening – it was the ivy itself which caused the destruction, in a slow but beautiful strangulation.
All hail the awesome power of nature!
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