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Money tree

Posted by
Doug (Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom) on 16 December 2011 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

Back to our visit to Portmeirion at the end of the summer, on a walk round the woods we found this tree-stump and passers by had hammered coins into the stump, I'm guessing for luck. The stump and the one next to it had very little room next to it to put any more in.
Sorry for the lack of comments yesterday but I had a very busy day.

FUJIFILM FinePix S2750HD 1/200 second F/5.0 ISO 800 24 mm


Making an effort to return to AM3 after a bit of an absence, it's really nice to see photo's from all contributors and I will try to comment when I can. If I offer criticism I do so only to help and I do not wish to cause offence. My photography tends to be from my travels, as well as my passion which is wildlife and landscape. I hope you enjoy what you see.
Thanks for your comments I'm really grateful for them and welcome constructive feedback.

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nice detail Doug - you have to ask why?

16 Dec 2011 8:21am

@Nigel: Some sort of alternative wishing well I presume.

L'Angevine from Angers, France

c'est impressionnant cet arbre,mais c'est l'arbre le plus riche du monde!!!lol

16 Dec 2011 8:35am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Aaah, now you have me racking my brains thinking where I've seen a similar one!

16 Dec 2011 9:32am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

As pains me to see this beautiful tree with the wounds opened by the foolishness of some humans ... Too bad! An unfortunate reality.
A hug, Adela

16 Dec 2011 10:14am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a chainsaw artist's worst nightmare :)

16 Dec 2011 10:44am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld,old West Wales boy., Germany

Makes for a cracking shot,it´s a heck of a collection !!

16 Dec 2011 11:21am

janina from Melbourne, Australia

The people there are obviously honest, no doubt thinking it would bring back luck to them if they stole! A different take on the wishing well. Why this particular tree? :O)

16 Dec 2011 11:26am

@janina: There were a couple of stumps and wooden fence-posts around the sight and most had coins hammered into them, so I'm not sure if it's some sort of tradition for the area. As you say it has the feeling of a wishing well, I feel it's important to point out these are dead tree stumps, not living trees.

Sien from Netherlands

Great shot, well done!

16 Dec 2011 11:28am

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

looks cool ;)

16 Dec 2011 11:29am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Well seen and captured Doug! It would be interesting to know more about the tradition here...... ;-)

16 Dec 2011 1:04pm

narcissus from Iran, Iran

didn't know even such things can exist!!!
nice texture :)

16 Dec 2011 1:09pm

Mandar from Kudal, India


16 Dec 2011 1:25pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wow, what a great find - have never seen anything like this before. I'm surprised nobody's come along and pulled the coins out for themselves. :-))

16 Dec 2011 2:21pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

In Reading they would be nicked quicker than they get put in there!

16 Dec 2011 2:41pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

The exciting thing is that

16 Dec 2011 4:18pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Génaile ces pièces dans ce tonc, quel effet et iamge quelle détial, superbe iamge.

bravo et amitié

16 Dec 2011 4:32pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Mit den paar Cent läßt sich der Euro auch nicht Retten.
Gut gesehen.

16 Dec 2011 5:14pm

Goldenpleasure from Bakel, Netherlands

If they cut the tree, then I know a customer, nice.

16 Dec 2011 5:36pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Great shot ! I think, every one like it .......:-)

16 Dec 2011 5:46pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

great shot, well spotted

16 Dec 2011 6:04pm

tatar@y from france, France

Un arbre martyrisé ...))
Bien vu .

16 Dec 2011 8:30pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is so interesting. It makes a great photo! I like the textures.

16 Dec 2011 8:57pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

very nice

16 Dec 2011 9:06pm

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Where is this tree Doug ??
Very nice.
what do you have picked? :-)))

16 Dec 2011 9:10pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Cool shot and interesting find!

16 Dec 2011 9:45pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

neat find

17 Dec 2011 1:08am

franz from Baden, Austria

wow, cool concept ... like a solid fountain to "throw" your coins in ...
(too bad we didn't see tis stump on our visit to portmeirion last summer ;-))

17 Dec 2011 1:20pm

Stefanie from Paris, France

Very interesting.

17 Dec 2011 4:25pm

Tara from Los Angeles, United States

Great capture. Really nice find.

17 Dec 2011 6:27pm

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

First time I have heard of this, maybe it is there for the "little people"

18 Dec 2011 12:20pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

never seen anything like this before. what an original tradition!

18 Dec 2011 1:44pm

Jerry from Aberdeen, United States

Neat idea whoever thought of it and initiated the first coin. Thanks for sharing.

12 Jan 2012 6:03pm

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