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Streetscape of brick buildings, one of which has tree images in its first floor windows

Is this street empty of trees or full of them? Depends on how you count ’em.

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Many tied-up Christmas trees in a courtyard

Little tied-up Christmas trees wobbling around a Berlin hotel courtyard today, looking like so many skinny stockinged bank-robber heads.

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On the sloping streets of San Francisco, local plants are interacting with the local architecture, growing against all odds. Phoebe Kuo sent in the above photo, reporting, “An intrepid urban plant seeks refuge on a steep San Francisco incline on Hayes Street, facing Alamo Square park (home of the famous Full Housepainted ladies’), inside a nice, wet rain gutter.” Let’s take a closer look…

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Tree behind screened scaffolding

Walking in the workaday neighborhood of Part Dieu on a trip to Lyon recently, on my way to the famous Les Halles food markets, I was struck by a tableaux that I had to stop and photograph.

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The pretty, aging river-port town of Alcácer do Sal is known for the storks that nest atop its church towers, but it was the pigeons and plants that caught my eye.

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Flip Flop filmstills

Stills from Flip Flop by Anke 

Yesterday was an eventful day for Urban Plant Research in Berlin. I had a visit in the studio with Anke from the artistic-botanic small press Beton + Garten Verlag, which is working with us on our first Urban Plant Research book.

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