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[closed] Temple of the Sibyl

  No District         01 Sep 2022

Closed until further notice.

One of the first things you may see upon entering Łazienki Park near the Belvedere is the astonishing Temple of the Sibyl, hidden in the trees not far from the Chopin monument. Initially called the 'Greek Temple' or 'Temple of Diana,' the Sybil refers to the name given oracles in Ancient Greece. Created in 1822 to a design likely by Jakub Kubicki, such temples alluding to the ancient world were in vogue at the time. This one is unique for being made entirely out of wood, despite its white paint job and Ionic columns. Guarded by two cast-iron lions, the interior is decorated with murals of flowers and fruit done by Adam Byczkowski around the turn of the 18th/19th century. It is not currently open to the public.
 

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21.11.2013
Selwyn Kaumaya
Coromandel, Black River, Mauritius
One of my favourite places in Wawa. Every Sunday during spring there is a Chopin concerto around the monument. Once you go there, you only dream about returning back :)
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