One or the things we truly love about Warsaw is the number of parks this lovely city has. Now you must know that there is a constant hate between people in Krakow and people in Warsaw - somewhat similar to the hate between people in Iasi and people in Bucharest. People in Krakow will say Krakow is cultural - which it is, truly! - or that it has the best Universities in Poland - which it is again true! - and they would say that Warsaw is dull and grey - well I cannot agree on that part, sorry! Warsaw grew on me and my husband slowly and pace by pace but right now it is one of the cities I love and I would not mind spending time in or even live in.
this Monday we were there as well. The Embassy is located on the Ulica Fr. Chopina 10 and it is hard to miss due to its Comunistic style. You can reach them with questions via phone or via email. This is their email: email@example.com and I promise you they will answer really really really fast! I was very nicely surprised by all the lads/lasses working there. They were prompt and nice and they answer to all of my questions with great patience. The bureaucracy on the other hand was a pain in the arse!!! So many papers, so many translations... It makes you get angry...
|Is this little island sweet or what?! :)|
Ujazdowski Park was laid out in 1893-1896 as a landscape park in place of the fields of Ujazdow village. It was designed by the Chief Municipal Gardener of Warsaw - Franciszek Szanior - the pond was the work of William Heerlein Lindley, the cascade and the canal system that of Alfons Grotkowski. The grand opening of the park was held on 10th August 1896. In July 1965 the park was added to the National Register of Monuments and granted State protection. In 1986 the statue of Ignacy Jan Paderewski was unveiled. It was designed by Michal Kamienski back in 1939. In 2000-2002 Ujazdowski Park was renovated and has been returned to its former glory. There are many special features: unusual species of bushes, a new pergola, the restored cascade, a modern playground and decorative street lamps. There are manyspecimens of rare tree species growing in the park: Gymnocladus canadensis, maidenhair and black walnut trees as well as Schwedler maples.
The LadyBug in love with the Warsaw parks :)