For the month of June, Aleja Chinska (China Avenue) has been bedecked with Chinese lanterns. For nearly the whole length of Aleja Chinska, a pathway in Lazienki Krolewskie, Chinese lanterns hang from poles and are lit by CFCs to bring a little bit of Beijing to Warsaw. The lanterns are funded by a donation from a state-owned Chinese mining company, Minmetals, and KGHM, a Polish copper and silver mining company. Interestingly enough, LOT has also announced direct flights to Beijing from Warsaw, though how connected these are I don't know. I just know that lanterns come about from the Chinese-Polish Economic Forum that wrapped up in Beijing last year.
The lanterns are lit daily in June, from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM, and on weekends throughout the rest of the summer. There were also some shows and such in the amphitheater, but I didn't make it to those.
|The lanterns along Aleja Chinska.|
|They mix it up sometimes.|
|A Chinese fish.|
|A view of the circle at the center of Aleja Chinska|
|One of the paper figures on the bridge.|
|A lantern with the moon in the background (through the trees).|