16 januari 2016

Around the King's tree

When crown-prince Willem-Alexander became King of the Netherlands in April 2013, 408 Dutch towns planted a lime-tree. To plant a 'koningslinde' or 'King's lime-tree' on the occasion of an abdication is a national tradition since Princess Wilhelmina became Queen in 1898. These trees get a special place and often have a small fence or benches around them.
The leaf-shaped benches around the 'King's-tree' in Leeuwarden, here on this photo, are at the Wirdumerdijk in front of the library.

9 opmerkingen:

  1. It's a nice and beautiful idea to plant trees in honor of the king.
    These benches are very original… I think there is a bit awkward to sit. Socks can go for broke.. :D

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  2. A lovely tradition Marleen. I've not ever seen a bench like this before, unique design.

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  3. A lovely tradition Marleen. I've not ever seen a bench like this before, unique design.

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  4. I very much like the bench planted around the lime tree.

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  5. I really like those benches. Very original!

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