North and South Photoblog

The leaves.

Posted in Macro, Plants, Uffe Nordholm, Umeå by uffenordholm on August 16, 2009
Birch leaves

Birch leaves

Birches are usually used as a symbol of Umeå, for historical reasons: after a great fire devastated large parts of Umeå in 1888 birches were planted along the streets, to help reduce future fire damage. If you understand Swedish, there is a nice article about this fire on Wikipedia: http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stadsbranden_i_Ume%C3%A5

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