Fairy-tale – In the Lazienki Park, Warsaw
Children play with squirrels in the park. A lovely moment....
Lazienki Park is one of the most beautiful part of Warsaw - one of the most favorite places for walks for Varsovians and tourists. This romantic, landscaped park includes the Palace on the Water, together with various other palaces, pavillons, an amphitheater and two orangeries.
The highlight of Lazienki Park is the Palace on the Water. It is one of the finest examples of Neo-Clasical architecture in Poland. King Stanislaw August Poniatowski converted 17th Century Pavillon into a Palace. In World War II the Nazis wanted to blow up the Palace but because of lack of time - they only set fire to it. Currently the Palace is fully restored.
Łazienki Park was designed in the 17th century by Tylman van Gameren, in the baroque style, for Stanisław Herakliusz Lubomirski. It took the name Łazienki ("Baths") from a bathing pavilion that was located there.
In 1764 the gardens were acquired by Stanisław August Poniatowski, after his election that year as King of Poland.
The development of the classical-style gardens became a major project for King Stanisław August. The park-and-palace complex was designed by Domenico Merlini, Johann Christian Kammsetzer and landscape gardener Jan Chrystian Schuch. Its principal buildings stand beside or near the Łazienki Lake and Łazienki River. Stanisław August's palace is situated on the lake and hence is known as the "Palace on the Water."
Most of the buildings in the park suffered severe fire damage during and after the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, amid fighting between German and Polish forces. The structures nevertheless were relatively well-preserved, compared to those in the Old Town; here the Germans had drilled holes in the palace walls for placement of explosive charges, but charges had not been placed to destroy the buildings.
Reconstruction of the park and palaces was completed within a few years after World War II. (Source: Warsaw & wikipedia)
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lousat (95812) 2011-12-04 0:44
Hi George,you have raison,it's a perfect pic for a faity-tale book,magnificent capture and very impressive quality in a difficult light,great sharpness and colors and great timing too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
siudzi (34141) 2011-12-04 0:55
Absolutely a charming and outstanding shot taken at Lazienki Park. Great timing and execution. Bravo!
Thanks for sharing.
CLODO (35352) 2011-12-04 0:56
so cute, and well taken. But you don't talk about this fairy tale in your note. What happend to the little princess?
SnapRJW (31629) 2011-12-04 1:07
Hello George - What a perfect shot for a Sunday and so cleverly seen and captured. A rare and beautiful moment which conveys a feeling of innocence and delight. Beautifully managed too! Warm regards Rosemary
JFS (32459) 2011-12-04 1:13
What a lovely moment! And you captured it masterly, it seems a fairy tale, delightful shot George!
Thanks and have a good sunday!
Royaldevon (41760) 2011-12-04 1:13
Good Morning George,
This is quite delightful!
A story unfolding on the screen!
The youngster is strongly positioned in frame, set against the f/g triangle of the tree stump, there is a nice connection between her and the squirrel, whilst the b/g tree produces a barrier to keep attention on the subjects.
Have a good day,
snunney (104665) 2011-12-04 2:02
What a charming portrait of this little girl feeding the squirrel, who seems very tame. A lovely moment beautifully captured. Have a pleasant peaceful Sunday.
brianmcc (6219) 2011-12-04 2:21
this is a lovely scene well spotted and captured perfectly. the colours are excellent, as is the sharpness and focus on the child.
dkmurphys (62779) 2011-12-04 2:30
Charming photo. It's great that there's still wildlife into the city.
Well catch, have a nice Sunday afternoon.
jemaflor (101267) 2011-12-04 2:39
Perfect timing with an very interesting attitude with the arm and the hand of the girl, sharpness and colors are well managed, a lovely scene, tfs.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-12-04 3:46
A beautiful shot of this little girl trying to feed the squirrel in the park.Like the way they are bonding together. A great moment for this girl. Like the colors, atmosphere and sharpness.
holmertz (57323) 2011-12-04 4:44
You found a good and suitable title for this nice photo. It has a very pleasant atmosphere and the girl and the squirrel are equally cute. It's a nicely cropped and well balanced composition with good light and fine colours.
Sergiom (85963) 2011-12-04 5:46
C'est magnifique. Un trčs beau moment romantique. Le tout est parfaitement cadré et les couleurs sont trčs douces.
BennyV (19669) 2011-12-04 7:25
Fine fairytale of a picture too, George.
Soft and gentle, sneeking and peeking, innocent.
COSTANTINO (68158) 2011-12-04 7:29
excellent simple but nice shot
that describes too much
a charming and outstanding shot
great timing and execution
delightful shot looking as afairy tale
have a nice new week
prasun984 (5590) 2011-12-04 10:26
excellent shot with nice composition by the playing baby girl with the squirrel on the green grasses...lovely play of light...good timing with a nice POV..
good DOF controlled with nice light management...nice color contrast & sharpness also....
siamesa (28123) 2011-12-04 10:30
Boa tarde George
It's lovely. Very beautiful composition. Really it seems a fairy tale. Superb colors and point of view.
cornejo (45390) 2011-12-04 11:53
Helló György, a szép és pályázati kép, hogy felajánlotta, hogy a lány mókus, egy jó kép is keretezi, és éles, jó a jól végzett munka, gratulálok barátom. Jó éjszakát és boldog hét. TFS.
parvatibb (1387) 2011-12-04 12:03
Lovely photo. Excellent catch!
francio64 (39888) 2011-12-04 12:19
un'immagine davvero bella nella sua composizione.
Gradisco molto la bambina che prova a giocare con il piccolo scoiattolo.
Bellissimi i toni verdi che attirano l'attenzione sin dalla miniatura.
mesutilgim (96718) 2011-12-04 12:53
Hellom dear George,
Something "unusual" from your "trademark" style ! But this is also wonderfull. The pose of the little cute girl commencing toward the squirell is just lovely.
This capture made my nigth brigth !
Many thanks for sharing and
warm reagards from warm İstanbul !
vasilpro (41661) 2011-12-04 14:17
Wonderful composition and as your title a picture from a fairy tale, a lovely moment, an excellent POV and timing, a beautiful photo, TfS!
Have a nice week, Vasilis.
jlbrthnn (76039) 2011-12-04 14:33
With the theme, the light and the shade, the photo is fantastic. I like the fragility of the child and the animal in contrast with the tree in the trunk so powerful. Magnificent realization. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
jjcordier (79297) 2011-12-04 22:43
Quel joli moment tu as capturé lŕ! Superbe image, toute en tendresse.
danos (101760) 2011-12-05 0:32
Good morning George,
lovely and cute the image in this park as dominating the photo.I like the approaching of the child to the squirrels in the park of the city.I like this excellent photo which really like to come from a fairy tale.
Have a good week,Danos
pablominto (53746) 2011-12-05 0:49
An absolutely delightful scene, the little girl in interaction with nature!
The composition is outstanding and the image tells the story perfectly, and the squirrel is obviously used to humans and knows there may be something to eat hehehe...
Good colours and details, a very well framed situation!
Bluejeans (64251) 2011-12-05 5:48
Ola George ,
Está linda esta tua foto com esta menina a dar de cor ao esquilo é um belo momento , boa atmosfera de foto , boas cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
dip (23890) 2011-12-05 5:49
a wonderful and lovely scene,perfectly captured !
thanks for sharing,
Cricri (123700) 2011-12-06 10:06
Ah oui vous avez trouver le titre qui convient parfaitement a cette jolie composition, j'aime la scéne, le cadrage et les couleurs
npecanhuk (76873) 2011-12-06 16:19
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, vertical format, black & white borders and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
amaryllis (37039) 2011-12-07 2:55
une photo de toute beauté avec cette petite fille auprčs de cet écureuil pas farouche, un moment de tendresse, la main tendue, excellente composition
kordinator (21511) 2011-12-11 0:45
Fantastic shot taken at Lazienki Park.
Great timing and execution.
Lovely sceneelegant framing.
Disabled_A (0) 2012-01-06 12:44
this is really a very lovely moment! such moments warm up our hearts and bring a smile to the lips :) Surely, there are fairy-tales in the world!
excellent capture of the moment, and composition :) Very good DOF!
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-24
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Pentax K10D
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/90 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): About books, Symbol of rebirth - The amazing Warsaw, The Lazienki Park [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-12-04 0:37