HD photographs of Le Chene de la Republique monument in Tuileries Gardens Paris - Page 957

We were again at the Jardin des Tuileries in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris when we took these high definition photos showing a monument called Le Chene de la Republique, also known as a tree of Liberty.

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Le Chene de la Republique Oak tree Monument
Trees have been planted symbolically for many centuries in different parts of the world, and often referred to as a Tree of Liberty, they have been planted throughout France since around the time of the French Revolution, normally within a historical or busy place and one that has meaning, often to signify freedom, with oak and poplar trees being the most commonly used species of trees.

So this first HD photo shows an Oak tree that was planted within the Tuileries Gardens in 1992 called Le Chene de la Republique, yet exactly two hundred years before this, a tree had been planted by King Louis XVI within the grounds of the Palais des Tuileries as a powerful symbol of revolutionary ideal.
Medallion info plaque for Le Chene de la Republique Monument
The planting of commemorative or symbolic trees went out of fashion, so to speak, bar on occasions such as the Liberation of Paris during World War II and other historical events like one hundred years prior to this Tree of Liberty, when people were celebrating and recognising the centenary of the First French Republic in 1892.

And here you can see a close up photo showing the medallion style plaque hanging on the wall of the Tuileries Gardens for the Chene de la Republique, which when translated into English reads; The Oak of the Republic has been planted on 24th September 1992 in the presence of Mr Francois Mitterrand, President of the Republic.
Esplanade des Feuillants and Le Chene de la Republique Monument
Therefore, even though this oak tree with its two semi-circular benches placed on either side looks out of place standing alone in the centre of a walkway called the Esplanade des Feuillants, which is located in the northern part of the garden by the Rue de Rivoli, Le Chene de la Republique has a very symbolic meaning to many, and had a very important, official inauguration conducted within the Jardin des Tuileries.

Yet, the planting of a tree like this Oak of the Republic does not just symbolise freedom, it also relates to life and growth, sustainability and renewal, which is why the French state also opted to have a tree as the symbol for the new 1 Euro and 2 Euro coins, with the words liberty, equality and fraternity that was introduced into France in 1999.

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