Vignettes from a morning walk 4

Some habits are good! This morning walk routine is pure pleasure, apart from the odd diagonal drunk declaiming loudly and incoherently. Today my main mission is to rephotograph a few things from yesterday and to revisit the columns and lions and hieroglyphics I missed when the camera absented itself from duty the other day. But there are always contingent delights.

Buildings and statues

Taras Szewczenko, a Ukrainian poet and artist with an amazing life story. 

Józef Piłsudski, Polish statesman and the most statued man in Poland

The Belweder Palace, used by the President and the government for ceremonial purposes, and as a residence for heads of state on official visits.

What we missed when the camera died

The pavilion in Łazienki with the columns and four spitting lions (or are they sheep with headphones?) is the Egyptian Temple, built in the 19th century, when it was a conservatory for fig trees. Today it houses the Museum of Scouting.

Things botanical

About morselsandscraps

A retired Australian who spends a lot of time in Warsaw, and blogs as a way of life.
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20 Responses to Vignettes from a morning walk 4

  1. Sue says:

    I enjoy your morning walks, Meg!


  2. desleyjane says:

    Love your “things botanical” and the reflections in the water are beautiful. So the camera is fine?


  3. restlessjo says:

    Museum of Scouting? Not quite in keeping 🙂 🙂 I loved this park. Thanks for sharing it and your botanics. Have a happy day!


  4. Heyjude says:

    Your morning walks are full of beauty and have a feeling of calm and tranquillity (of course I cannot hear the drunk shouting) l adore the little fountain with a ‘proper’ lion head and the steps. Your sheep lions are most peculiar looking creatures.


  5. Beautywhizz says:

    Lovely photos, botanical things are joy to look at.


  6. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Can you see the great big smile on my face? these photos make me very happy 🙂


  7. pommepal says:

    I love all the detail you capture Meg. I,Ve just started reading a book called “On looking”. Jack read it and kept saying “listen to how she puts this” . Alexandra Horowitz takes different
    People for walks around the same block to record what they see, starting with her 19 month old son. Made me think of your rambles and descriptions of them. She has an excellent way with words and phrases


  8. quollgirl says:

    I can’t wait to early-morning in Lazienki with you.


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