Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Crucifix Tree

"We adore o Christ and we praise You"
On a busy road in Malta, between the towns of Attard and Rabat, there grew a pine tree that took an unusual and fascinating shape. The trunk mysteriously developed into what looks very distinctly like a crucifix, complete with the head, outstretched arms, and the twisted body of Jesus. I took this picture over 20 years ago, and since then more people discovered its presence, and started placing flowers in front of it. I believe that recently it started to deteriorate, and is not as photogenic as it was 20 years ago. But at least for a number of years it served as a true place of worship, making many people pause for a prayer, or slow down as they drive by, to bless themselves.

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