Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Illumination of the Royal Route in Warsaw (2013)

Last year I have shown you the illumination of the Royal Route in Warsaw around the Łazienki Park.
This year they used the same lights on the Belwederska and Aleje Ujazdowskie Streets so now we will go a bit further North. Just after the Roundabout of Charles de Gaulle you will see lights cascading on the Nowy Świat Street.

When you move further to the Krakowskie Przedmieście Street, the lights will change again. They look like funny umbrellas decorated with Christmas Tree baubles.

You will also see that some of the old and respected buildings got some nice new Christmass lights. Like the house of the Polish Academy of Science. The stars are not only due to the Christmas period - just next to the building you will find the statue of the most famous Polish astronomer, Nicolas Copernicus (Kopernik).

On the other side of the street you will see the Basilica of the Holy Cross. But today, what is most appealing is of course the huge bauble.You can really walk inside!

I also liked the decorations on the trees.

Compared to this, the main entrance of the Warsaw University seems almost boring.

Luckily, I quickly forgot about this deception when I saw this huge gift, nicely packed, just in front of the Bristol Hotel, one of the niciest historical hotels in the city.

Even the Presidential Palace was given a new look. Unfortunately the building is large so the illuminations still kept it quite dark. And a bit frightening to be honest.

We are arriving to the end of Royal Route, next to the monument of the most famous Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz you will find again gifts and sweets.

 And finally, the culmination of the illumination - the Christmass Tree on the Castle Square, next to the Royal Castle.

It is very beautiful, it even changes colours. I definitely liked it a lot. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to All of You, my Dear Readers. 

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