“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.” (Marie Curie)
Leiden/The Netherlands, 16th November 2010, 11.47 am
Nikon D80, Nikkor 18-200 mm at 18 mm
F 16, 1/40, ISO 200
This highly impressive beech-tree stands on the Groenesteeg graveyard at Leiden. As this graveyard, placed on a former fortification bulwark, was opened in 1829, this tree may be as old as 180 years, supposing that it was planted at the very beginning.