As you probably rememeber, Aleje Ujazdowskie are a part of the Royal Route of Warsaw. In winter it is beautifully illuminated. In summer time it is embellished with flowers.
Between the park and the garden runs a street that connects the left and the right bank of the Vistula river.
This bike station is in fact a rental point of city bikes called Veturilo. If you want to move around the city center of Warsaw without worrying about traffic jams and parking places this is definitely the best solution.
Let's have a look at a plan. It seems that the park is half blue (so covered with water) and half green.
We should be somewhere close to one of the biggest attractions - the little waterfall.
Indeed, it is really small.
Then comes the lake. It was designed by Wiliam Lindley. Rick has shown you some time ago his monument next to the Dancing Fountains.
The best view is from the little bridge in the back.
The second part of the park is mainly covered with lawns and flowers.
There are parts were roses are grown almost "wild" ...
... and others where the flowers are well disciplined into "carpets".
The most important monument is dedicated to Ignacy Jan Paderewski. He was one of the most prominent Polish pianists and composers. He was also the Prime Minister of Poland in 1919, at the dawn of its independence.
Next to the park you can find a little pecularity. These are the so-called Finnish houses, built in 1945 to accomade those who came to help rebuilding Warsaw after the nazis turned it into ruins. The houses really came from Finland, as part of war reparations to USSR.
I hope that you have enjoyed this little walk. Next week Rick will be back to take you to some new adventures. For the rest of the afternoon I plan to take another ray of light on one of these nice benches.