Băile Herculane, 13 September

I knew that the giant sequoia—or more impressively, Sequoiadendron giganteum—is found in California. I remember as a kid gawking at photos of cars being driven in tunnels carved right through them—poor trees! I wasn't expecting to meet one in Romania. This one is not ready for a car yet (and I hope that will never happen) but it is a real beauty!