Intercultural summer in Warsaw
When many of Warsaviens leave the city for summer holiday, I like to stay in the city and enjoy Warsaw in summer. It is not only because of less traffic but because there is so much to see in the city. In July is organized a French ball celebrating French National Day with delicious French music (modern) and many events at Francuska Street (French street). This year I liked an idea of wall paintings of Polish and French symbols of both capitals. Let’s have a look of nice Tour d’Eiffel and Palace of Culture and Science and more.
Since three years Festival of Lampions is organized in August in the Royal Park Łazienki in Warsaw. For one month alleys in the park are decorated with Chinese lampions, symbols of Chinese culture like a dragon, a swan and a crane for children delight. The whole month different cultural events are organized – for example performance of Chinese Opera or a tea ceremony. For two months every day in the morning for 1,5 hour’s outdoor classes of Taichi quan are offered for free. It is a delight to do exercises in a nature.
Royal Park in Warsaw is a central place offering many cultural evens.
Another one was an exhibition of Japanese contemporary art – modern poster, to be seen on hence of the park. See some of them. Again contemplating the art on fresh air in the evening is an extraordinary experience.
Last but not least concerts of Chopin music performed by international musicians were presented in the Royal Park on Sunday two times a day for whole Summer in front of Frederic Chopin monument on open air. By the way the piano composer is regarded by French people as a French, as his mother was a French. It does not matter for me weather he is a Polish composer – Fryderyk Szopen (so is his name written in Polish language) or French one – Frederik Chopin. What really matters is his legacy that can be enjoyed by everybody.
Greetings from still summer Warsaw,
All photos are made by Wiola Malota.