Thursday, June 14, 2012


Here are pictures of the Priest's Garden.  It is located in Elche    Elche is famous for it's palm grove The Palmeral of Elche.  It is an orchard of over 200,000 palm trees that was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000.  I think that the garden is part of the World Heritage Site.  If not, it certainly should be.

One trunk, seven offshoots
How it's supported.
 Another means of support
Our guide with blanched palm fronds.
 Dama de Elche.  This is a replica of the Dama de Elche.  The original is in National Archaeological Museum in Madrid.  For more info go to
 I'm from Arizona.  I've seen cactus.  I thought these were rather unusual.
Really a cool layout.
 Here I am with the blanched palm fronds.  These two pictures were taken by Ladee and I must say they're really good.  These palm fronds are from the male palm tree.  They are blanched and then woven into this art form and carried in processions on Palm Sunday.  This garden was truly a unique experience.

1 comment:

Ladee said...

I am so glad that you took a photo of Dama de Elche. And it is such a great photo, too. We (actually just Jane is asking) are trying to figure out what the deal is with the side hair things. Now we have a reference photo. Also, nice post of the palm with the seven branches.

Thanks for the shout out on the photos of you with the palm branch decoration. Did you buy one??? ;)