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Trying to remember a tree, 1990



Trying to Remember a Tree, 1990 Photographs, Giorgos Charonidis

After Plato’s 2400-year old Olive Tree was uprooted in a traffic accident, Charonidis decided to look for other important and historical trees in Athens. He identified the Tree of Heaven, given its associations with the 19th century monarchy, as a tree of heritage. This series documents all the leaves from a single tree of heaven that fell in 1990. It was believed to have been planted by Amalia herself.


Installation View, The Nature Museum, Athens.

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