Saturday, 1 February 2014

Illumination of the Royal Route in Warsaw (2014) - the Labyrinth of Light

It is becoming now a little tradition that each year I am showing you the Illumination of the Royal Route in Warsaw. In 2012 I have shown you the central part, next to Łazienki. In 2013 we have seen the Northern end next to the Old Town. This time I will take you to the Southern end of the Royal Route next to the Wilanów park and palace.

The lights started already next to the St Anna church.

This path invites us to the palace and the gardens.

Deeper in the back you can already spot the palace itself. I must say at night it is a bit scary. Do you think they have ghosts there?

The gardens are ruled this year by the Labyrinth of Light. First comes a violet field. Unfortunately you cannot see it on pictures alone but this part of the garden is where the illumination is "dancing" to the sounds of classical music.

These bigger structures look just like water lillies, don't they?

Here comes the entry to the labirynth. Luckily they have left the keys next to the keywhole.

The main theme of the labirynth are the adventures of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. So obviously we will see the giant teacups ...

... and a surprise present.

Then come the playing accesories. First the cards ...

... then the billiard ball ....

... and finally the chess figures.

Obviously we could not miss the giantic mushrooms.

Actually there is more than one type of them here.

And finally, last but not least, the most important guest in the labirynth. The rabbit in the magician's hat!

I wonder what they will invent next year to illuminate the Royal Route and outpass this one.

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