Fall Day at Łazienki Królewskie

We are so lucky that our apartment is just a few minutes’ walk from Łazienki park!

The Polish name, Łazienki Królewskie, means “royal baths,” from a bath house that was once located there. Though the park has a long history, most of the gardens, palaces, and other structures located within it date from the 18th century. It’s big, too: 76 hectares in total (187 acres), right in the middle of Warsaw.

The gardens are meticulously maintained, and treated with great respect by the mostly-Polish visitors. There is practically no litter of any kind, not even cigarette butts. (Yes, this park is even cleaner than an Austrian park, for that reason.) It’s a favorite place for parents to take their children, for lovers to cuddle on park benches, and for tourist groups to roam.

Łazienki is pretty at any time, but today, with the autumn leaves just past their peak, I explored with my good camera. Enjoy!

 

Jan Sobieski bridge.
Jan Sobieski bridge.

The Palace on the Water.
The 17th and 18th century Palace on the Water.
Another view of the Palace on the Water.
Another view of the Palace on the Water.
On the other side of the Palace.
On the other side of the Palace.
Poles are the marrying kind! Everywhere remotely pretty that you go here, someone is having a bridal shoot.
Poles are the marrying kind! Everywhere remotely pretty that you go here, someone will be staging a bridal shoot.
Bacchus lamp near the Palace.
Bacchus lamp near the Palace.
On the lake.
On the lake, which is well-stocked with both carp and waterfowl.
Babcia napping on a bench with her grandbaby.
Babcia napping on a bench with her grandbaby.
Another bridal shoot on a different bridge.
Another bridal shoot on a different bridge.
Not quite up to mid-Atlantic standards, but it will do.
Not quite up to mid-Atlantic standards, but it will do.
Another babcia going for a walk with her grandson.
Another babcia going for a walk with her grandson. Bye-bye!

 

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