|Townsville has many wonderful tropical trees that complement the city, such as this curtain fig tree on The Strand.|
This giant curtain fig tree is one of several such examples that exist in Townsville. This one can be found on The Strand, the popular local and tourist beachfront area of the city. It stands in the middle of the road, overlooking the beach, ocean and in the distance, Magnetic Island. The curtain effect displayed by these giants of trees is amazing and remind me of something that's evolved from the age of the dinosaurs.
Such trees play a central role in both the design aesthetic of Townsville, and aid in complementing public spaces and surrounding buildings. In Townsville such large trees also help to provide a relaxing environment, and a refuge from the harsh tropical sun. Stay tuned for more interesting trees of Townsville in future posts.