Early on a crisp Sunday autumn morning, i dodged the tour bus crowd and headed for these beautiful gardens. This was a lovely introduction to historic Warsaw, although the C17th century "Palace on the Water" was cloaked in the familiar safety wrap, and accompanying scaffolding whilst undergoing renovations.The "Orangery" was also closed.
The gardens though more than compensated, with fine avenues of tangerine coloured chestnut tree leaves floating in the October sunshine; roses still blossomed, and colourful regimented bedding plants caught the eye.
So much to see - the park lake, complete with six foot swan boat, sparkled in the warming sun. The back drop of fountains, statues and Palace was a memory to cherish.
Elsewhere young children bursting with impatience, tried to hand feed equally hyper- active red squirrels, and couples just enjoying the freedom of this huge, free parkland.
To say this is a beautiful location is a massive understatement.
My favourite bit of Warsaw.