January 31, 2008 7:58 PM   Subscribe

The Sunland Big Baobab tree is large enough to contain a tree bar and wine cellar.
posted by dhruva (8 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Second link crashed firefox for me. Otherwise, neat post and rather surrealistic.
posted by FissionChips at 8:20 PM on January 31, 2008

There's one a few hours from where I live which was apparently used as a temporary jail.
posted by bunglin jones at 8:23 PM on January 31, 2008

That poor tree.
posted by Pants! at 8:24 PM on January 31, 2008

The second link is a 360 degree panoramic view from this site.

bunglin jones: I've been to that was awesome.
posted by dhruva at 8:31 PM on January 31, 2008

Well that's a pretty bad *ss tree. . .

But can it split a BMW M5 in half?
posted by machim at 8:40 PM on January 31, 2008

Oh YAY big trees. Love those baobabs. Check out this giant.
Banyans are lovely too. This old Bald Cypress seems more like an animal somehow.
posted by nickyskye at 12:16 AM on February 1, 2008

I met a man in South Africa who grew up living in such a tree. I have the book he wrote about it, but haven't read it. He's a local historian in Grahamstown, South Africa. I haven't seen one so big and old, due to not getting that far north. Alas, I will be leaving without doing so (12 more days).
posted by Goofyy at 12:24 AM on February 1, 2008

Ditto, FissionChips.
Quite annoying when you have twelve tabs going.

I blame society!
posted by coachfortner at 7:48 AM on February 1, 2008

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