Wilanów Park atmosphere, Warsaw
The Wilanów Park forms an integral part of the Wilanów Palace and Gardens. Perfect for a pleasant walk, it is a destination of choice for Varsovians seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of the metropolis. Every year, the Park attracts a large number of tourists from all over the world.
Wilanów Palace (Polish: Pałac w Wilanowie) is a royal palace located in the Wilanów district, Warsaw. Wilanów Palace survived the time of Poland's partitions and both World Wars and has preserved its authentic historical qualities, also is one of the most important monuments of Polish culture.
The palace and park in Wilanów is not only a priceless testimony to the splendour of Poland in the past, but also a place for cultural events and concerts, including Summer Royal Concerts in the Rose Garden and the International Summer Early Music Academy. Since 2006, the palace has been a member of the international association of European Royal Residences.
The choice of this location for a royal residence was guided by the favourable natural conditions. The combination of natural terraces and running water provided a perfect setting for a Baroque garden which relied for its impact on interesting vistas and strong visual links with the surrounding landscape. From the outset of his reign, King Jan III afforded a special degree of care for the gardens in his royal residence. The King inspected the gardens in person, planted trees and enjoyed their beauty spending long hours in his horticultural retreat. Over the centuries, the royal gardens have undergone changes as subsequent owners of the Wilanów estate expanded and modified the grounds in keeping with their personal tastes and prevailing fashions. The park owes its present shape to reconstruction work carried out to Prof. Gerard Ciołek’s design in the 1950s. The gardens now await a revitalization project to recapture their former splendour befitting a royal residence.
The 45 hectares of the Wilanów Park comprise gardens in a number of styles: a two-level Baroque garden, a neo-Renaissance rose garden, an English landscape park and an English-Chinese landscape park.
The Park can be entered through a gate from the Palace courtyard. Formerly a two-partite design, in the 19th century Stanisław Kostka Potocki had the courtyard converted into a single spacious area with an oval lawn in the centre. In spring, the courtyard is adorned by blossoming magnolias (Magnolia x soulangeana), one of the oldest examples of this species in Poland. The courtyard and the Park are separated by a pergola with a Roman gate carrying a Latin line, “Ducere soliciatae quam iucunda oblivia vitae”. Taken from Horace, the line praises a quiet country existence far from life’s cares (conservation work on the inscription is currently in progress). The pergola (designed by Francesco Maria Lanci and built along the axis extending from the north wing of the Palace, replacing replaced former stables and granaries) is overgrown with climbing vines (Vitis coignetiae) and Dutchman’s pipe (Aristolochia durior).Between the Fig Building and the Orangery, Lanci designed a romantic brickwork gate aligned with the main gate.(Source: Wilanów Palace & wikipedia)
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Bluejeans (64249) 2011-11-26 1:59
Ola George ,
Beleza esta tua foto vertical neste parque muito bem cuidado , bonitas as casas de fundo , bom primeiro plano com este pai e filho , bonitos tons de verde , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom fim de semana
besnard (54023) 2011-11-26 2:27
Bon choix du format vertical pour présenter ce parc qui est surement un havre de paix au milieu de l'agitation de la ville.
Merci pour le partage et bon week-end.
dkmurphys (50418) 2011-11-26 2:40
I like the sky that gives the perfect contrasts in your image. Well catch, fine composition.
Enjoy the weekend.
ChrisJ (100910) 2011-11-26 2:47
Nice catch of the grandfather with his arm around presumably his grandson or granddaughter. The bg park scene is an added bonus! The fg green plants add depth. Good pp work with only the faintest halo visible around the tree. Tfs!
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-11-26 2:49
You oblige me to repeat that the composition is completed, that the light, the colors, the neatness are excellent, that the theme of the photo is interesting. I also love this father and his child. A beautiful and peaceful image. Bravo.
Have a nice day
snunney (86574) 2011-11-26 3:09
The threatening sky and subdued lighting brings a particular atmosphere to this attractive composition. I like the point of view looking toward the focal point offered by the church tower. Good colours and sharpness.
mkamionka (31317) 2011-11-26 3:21
I have to admit I have never visited Wilanow. But I thought I know it well from photos, and seeing this photo I have to say I would never guess it is Wilanow.
Very charming place with a tiny fountain a bit damaged by time, and with some attractive buildings around.
Great atmosphere indeed well enhanced with your perfect processing.
timecapturer (49288) 2011-11-26 3:32
love this beautiful composition, everything in the right place, effective and full of harmony. Great use of the light and shade to enhance the depth and your usual perfect sharpness and clarity. Excellent!
Enjoy your weekend - Brian.
Sergiom (63070) 2011-11-26 5:55
Un beau plan vertical qui met bien en évidence cet arbre magnifique qui fait concurrence à la tour derrière. L'image est d'une très belle profondeur et les couleurs sont superbes.
COSTANTINO (57353) 2011-11-26 5:58
at first greetings for your amazing shot
with the numebr 69990...greetings...
the green plants in the foreground
make a nice framing,the sky makes
also the contrast,a shot that
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-11-26 6:25
This is a beautiful capture with that tall green tree reaching the sky. Perfect atmosphere for nice stroll or relaxatin. The background is superb and the colors are fantastic. As usual, the image is very sharp and beautiful.
Schnappilic (9690) 2011-11-26 7:10
You caught a very nice and quiet place. A well balanced composition and perfect exposure. Well done!
Have a nice week-end!
npecanhuk (67544) 2011-11-26 7:47
Beautiful place for its buildings and surroundings!
Truly attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, vertical format, black & white borders, contrasts and composition are all excellent and really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
Silvio1953 (125793) 2011-11-26 8:13
Ciao George, lovely composition with beautiful tree, wonderful natural colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
jjcordier (77518) 2011-11-26 9:10
Une très bonne composition verticale qui met bien en valeur ce très bel endroit de Varsovie.
vasilpro (40997) 2011-11-26 9:18
Wonderful composition, beautiful cloudy atmosphere, lovely light and contrast, very good clarity and sharpness, excellent POV and framework, TfS!
Have a nice Saturday evening, Vasilis.
JFS (32459) 2011-11-26 9:23
Lovely atmopshere in this beautiful park, I like the architecture too, very bright! Very good management of light! thanks!
cornejo (33394) 2011-11-26 9:34
Hi György, egy nagy lövés gyönyörű kerttel, hangulatos torony a háttérben, egy szép bekeretezett képet nagy világosság és mélység, egy szép munka nagyon jól sikerült, gratulálok barátom. Jó éjszakát és boldog vasárnap. TFS.
corjan3 (2095) 2011-11-26 9:42
I had a look at your website and at your art and it is very impressive indeed. This ismage has a beautiful air of tranquility in excellent composition and exposure. Well done and besy wishes.
Gerrit (49920) 2011-11-26 10:07
stylish photo and wonderful compositin.
Beautiful scenery and the composition is in perfect balance.
adores (38739) 2011-11-26 16:49
A very nice composition here, specially with these people sitting in foreground and the tower of the church in background, side by side with the tree. You managed light really well. Colours and sharpness are very good here!
prasun984 (5590) 2011-11-26 20:19
very nice shot with nice composition here...the sitting man with the child add a human presence here...nice garden in front of the house...
good DOF controlled with nice color contrast & sharpness...nice play of light through the frame also...
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-26
- Categories: Castles, Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K10D
- Exposure: f/6.7, 1/180 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Symbol of rebirth - The amazing Warsaw, Wilanów Palace [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-11-26 1:32