The Egyptian Temple, Lazienki Park, Warsaw
The Egyptian Temple, an exotic pavilion from 1822, was a building with elements taken from ancient Egypt architecture with lotus columns and four lions between them gushing with water and with room for fig farming. On one part of the roof there is an alley leading into the park. The pavilion is decorated with obelisk. The channel running from pavilion towards Belvedere Pond is overgrown at both sides with waterside vegetation : azaleas ( rhododendron), azaleas, willows, alders, ferns which produces a special atmosphere in this place. Winding, irregular paths and alleys are portraying an area overgrown with common in the 19th century poplars and oaks. Very often we can meet here inter alia :beech, horse – chestnut, plane trees, pines, lilacs and jasmine. The boundary with the Royal Garden builds the Chinese Alley. There was a garden farm on the borderline of theBelvedere Garden from the south in the second half of the 19th century. The New Orangery was built in 1870 according to project of Józef Orłowski and Adam Adolf Loeve in the neighbourhood of garden farm and near The Chinese Alley. There was an plan to place during the winter period the collection of orange trees bought from Nieborów in this Orangery and also to put there the collection of exotic plants.
The area of today's Royal Łazienki Gardens equals to 76ha. The Gardens are made up of three parts, each one formed in a different time period: The Royal Garden, The Belvedere Garden and The Modernist Garden. They are accompanished by 18th and 19th century palace edifices, garden pavilions, as well as 18th, 19th and 20th century sculptures.
This part of the garden belongs to examples of landscape style which dominated almost whole Europe. It was formed as a new space arrangement and was a dominant in the form of Belvedere.
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. (Source: Warsaw-life & wikipedia)
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ChrisJ (99364) 2011-12-17 1:50
The tranquil stream provides superb lead in lines & dual linear perspective. Lovely shades of emerald green with perfect sharpness & nice composition. Good symmetry with the bg building's reflection. Merry Christmas!
Bluejeans (64249) 2011-12-17 2:05
Ola George ,
Bonita esta tua foto em tons de verde , bom ponto de visão com este pequeno ribeiro a levar o nosso olhar para o templo , gostei muito dos reflexos , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
carper (96) 2011-12-17 2:11
it's a nice one George.
I like the point of view, the perspective and the atmosphere, the shot is well taken, good photo job here I like it.
siudzi (33973) 2011-12-17 2:26
A beautiful image of this charming place located in the Lazienki Krolewskie Park. It has been captured with such a great sense of depth. Well done. Like it very much.
besnard (53756) 2011-12-17 2:30
Un joli cliché de ce temple niché dans un écrin de verdure. Un beauparc où il doit faire bon se promener.
Je te souhaite un bon week-end.
brianmcc (6181) 2011-12-17 2:33
this is a great view with the temple framed by the trees and the river leading towards it from the foreground. the colours are beautifully natural. great depth of field.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-12-17 3:06
From garden to temple. I like just these two colors making the image very strong and beautiful. The sharpness, colors and reflections are simply superb.Very attractive place and peaceful atmosphere.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-12-17 3:07
This magnificent park is a real source of inspiration, and an mine of photos. The framing is exemplary. Trees and water are skillfully used. Excellent quality. Bravo.
Have a nice day
timecapturer (49286) 2011-12-17 3:23
a beautiful study in green. Love the composition and the lights in this tranquil idyllic scene. Executed and presented perfectly.
Enjoy your weekend - Brian.
snunney (84983) 2011-12-17 3:42
The tree makes an attractive natural frame for the temple whilst the water course with its lovely reflections draws the viewer into the scene. A nicely lit image with lovely natural colours and good sharpness.
rigoletto (34269) 2011-12-17 4:16
I like here the calm atmosphere and the road of water following to the temple and its reflection. Balancing the vertical compo with leaning trees is a very good choice.
mauro61 (52623) 2011-12-17 5:39
l'angolo di inquadratura è molto bello, ricavato sulla sponda del piccolo lago che si insinua tra il verde.
Il Tempio che si vede sullo sfondo è ben colto con un'ottima definizione,
Sergiom (61242) 2011-12-17 5:53
Le regard suit le petit cours d'eau verte dans l'image vers la construction en arrière plan, ce qui donne beaucoup de profondeur à l'image. J'aime beaucoup toute ces déclinaisons de vert.
dale54 (6629) 2011-12-17 6:26
george hello!well done with this shot,fantastic green in this,and great reflection too! tfs!have a great weekend! dr
saxo042 (37580) 2011-12-17 9:04
A very attractive place with the long curved line of the little canal here. The reflections of building and vegetation melt together with the landscape here and create a very harmonic picture!
cornejo (32252) 2011-12-17 10:51
György Szia, nagyon jó fotó ez a bájos hely, az egzotikus épület a háttérben, szép lövés, jó élesség és POV végzett jó technikával. A szép és jó munkát nagyon jól sikerült, gratulálok barátom. Jó éjszakát és boldog vasárnap. TFS.
npecanhuk (66382) 2011-12-17 12:34
Sharpness, exposure and, above all, colors, chosen pov, vertical format and composition are outstanding features here!
TFS - congrats,
francio64 (38276) 2011-12-17 14:10
un buon POV verticale che mostra un bel giardino con il tempio egiziano in BG.
Composizione arricchita dal bel riflesso sull'acqua.
mesutilgim (85500) 2011-12-17 14:43
Also here you have shown your skill; just the best choice of format for this scenery, with perfect ligth and great reflections.
Again an entry, enriched with many good and usefull notes.
TFS and have a nice weekend
JFS (32459) 2011-12-17 22:10
Nostalgic image well taken and well presented, the reflection gives a good balance to the shot. Good work!
thanks and best regards,
jjcordier (76860) 2011-12-17 22:50
La ville de Varsovie ne manque pas d'endroits intéressants. En voilà un où il doit faire bon se promener en été. J'aime beaucoup ta composition verticale et la maitrise de la lumière.
Graal (97897) 2011-12-18 0:24
Jó napot George,
very nice place in Warsaw and composition of image. I like the colours also. Good presentation.
Have a nice Sunday.
dkmurphys (50032) 2011-12-18 0:44
Very beautiful park postcard. Lovely atmosphere and some great colors. Well catch, have a nice Sunday afternoon.
siamesa (27743) 2011-12-18 9:59
Boa tarde George
The reflections on the water are the most beautiful element in this composition. Splendid landscape.
Cricri (107360) 2011-12-18 10:14
Très jolie cette image avec les reflets et celui du temple, un vert plein de fraîcheur, une très belle réalisation
divail (8330) 2011-12-18 19:16
C'est une très belle composition, avec le petit ruisseau qui fait une jolie courbe. Les verts sont intenses, et il y a une superbe réflexion sur l'eau. Beau travail.
Silvio1953 (123689) 2011-12-19 1:10
Ciao George, lovely and peaceful composition, fantastic reflections, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
RhodieIke (11742) 2011-12-19 1:54
Hi George, What a super capture through the trees adding depth of this Egyptian Temple. Great colours, light and presentation. Have a good Monday, Cheers Iain.
amaryllis (35079) 2011-12-21 0:33
une perspective agréable de ce temple égyptien avec ce cours d'eau qui nous y emmène, ton cadrage est excellent, le reflet des arbres et toute cette verdure, c'est un beau tableau
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-24
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K10D
- Exposure: f/4, 1/90 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Symbol of rebirth - The amazing Warsaw, The Lazienki Park [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-12-17 1:32