Bob Keller Photography
Images of Forests and Trees
Ancient Spanish Olives
Hidden in the timeless countryside of the Territorio del Sénia, where Catalonia, the Valencian
Community and Aragón come together in northeastern Spain, scattered groves sheltering
increasingly rare examples of "
olivos milenarios", which have been producing fruit for a
thousand years and more, have been cared for by generations of steadfast farmers.  A few of
the small medieval
pueblos have mills which press the special oil from these venerable trees,
which are regarded as the people's priceless
patrimonio.  It was a privilege to discover and
experience these awe-inspiring "
monumentos vivos" - gnarly otherworldly beings with an
ageless presence.
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