What is worth seeing in Warsaw? #5
This is the last part of our virtual trip around Warsaw!
~ Multimedia Fountain Park ~
How can you briefly describe this place? Magic of elements, light and music! Since May 2011 Warsaw has had a new attraction – fountains at the foot of the castle. But… these are not ordinary fountains! They are located near the beautiful Old Town and the Vistula river. 30 thousand litres of water a minute stream out of 367 nozzles! The streams are embellish with nearly 300 LED reflectors. All this creates impressive laser animations and the shows are accompanied by music.
The ‘Water – Light – Sound’ multimedia shows take place each Friday and Saturday from May till September at 9.30 pm (May and October – 9 pm). On other days of the week, the shows do not include lasers and sound.
~ Places related to Fryderyk Chopin ~
In Warsaw, there are a lot of places related to the Fryderyk Chopin. We introduce you with some of them below.
This amazingly beautiful place was not rebuilt after World War II. In the autumn of 1810, Justyna and Nicolas Chopin (parents of Polish composer Frédéric Chopin) – lived in the right wing of this palace.
Palace’s surrounding areas are closely related with Frédéric. In Chopin’s times, the gardens were modeled and styled to a traditional English garden and park. This is the place where Frédéric played as a child.
In 1817, the Chopin family consisted of six people! They had to move to a larger apartment and they choose one on the second floor in the left wing of this palace. On the gable wall of this palace is a bas relief of Frédéric.
Izabela, the Frédéric’s youngest sister, lived in one of the apartments located in the palace. It was from her windows that Tsarist soldiers threw Fryderyk’s piano to the pavement below.