The base and the spreading,curling roots of a Moreton Bay fig tree fill the foreground and the bottom three quarters of the photo. The tree is light grey and dotted with patches of pale green fungus. Lines of green moss spread along the ridges and valleys of the nearest roots, which reach down from the trunk with dark fissures between them and widen into broad, organic structures, which themselves are home to smaller roots. On the left, several thick roots have curled together into an amphitheatre shape whose wall is solid but crossed with shadows where the roots have joined. It’s a very old tree. Beyond it, in the top left corner, a grass slope climbs towards a dark-stained sandstone wall and a building with a huge, stone-arched window, sandstone edging and white-mortared red bricks. The roots of other fig trees trail across the grass.