Hammered Copper Ginkgo Branch Wall Sculpture...Since dinosaur days, the tree that Darwin called a "living fossil" has represented longevity and endurance to cultures around the world. Relatively unchanged for over 270 million years, the ginkgo is a testament to survivability. In fact, four ginkgos survived the Hiroshima bombings and flourish there to this day
Ginkgo Leaves in Autumn by Joe Schneid, Louisville, Kentucky:The Ginkgo is a living fossil, as a unique species recognisably similar to fossils dating back 270 million years. Native to China, the tree is widely cultivated and introduced early in human history, and has various uses as a food and in traditional medicine. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ginkgo_biloba #Ginkgo #Joe_Schneid #wikipedia
Late 1930's. German, Austrian and Czechoslovakian children of Jewish descent were permitted to leave their countries and families on the Kindertransport; a train bound for Britain. These children ranged in age from infant to 17 and were placed with families in Britain. Many never saw their parents again.