One morning while at repose, I heard a chainsaw in the street. I tried to ignore it but it was a troublesome and intrusive noise and I wondered what was taking such a hammering. Curiosity got the better of me and I looked out to see a man cutting down the large Acacia in the yard of the house opposite. A large chunk of the tree was gone but I managed to get some photos of the remainder of the tree being sadly dismembered.
It all looked terrifyingly dangerous as the huge limbs and their crowns of leaves crashed to the roof below - with no safety measures being taken. Within half an hour, the lovely tree was completely gone.
Edit: This was while vacationing in Istanbul.