Ancient Guests in the Old Orangery (The Royal Łazienki Park, Warsaw, Poland)

Recently we have found an innovative Polish publication, created by Aleksandra Pawlińska (author) and Wojciech Pawliński (illustrator). The book is entitled “A King, the Muses and Some Oranges: the hiddden delights of the Old Orangery”  [“Król, muzy i pomarańcze, czyli co się kryje w Starej Oranżerii”] and it was published for the first time in 2015 by Dwie Siostry Publishing House.

The cover of the book [source]
“A King, the Muses and Some Oranges” is a creative guide designed for the youngest ones. It takes the readers on a tour to the Old Orangery (built in 1785-1788) – a magical place in the Royal Łazienki [Baths] Park in Warsaw, where we can find a lot of mythological motifs.

The Old Orangery, Royal Łazienki Park, Warsaw, Poland [source]
“A King, the Muses and Some Oranges”, page 21 [source] 
The book is full of interesting tasks and different activities that take the kids to the world of Ancient Greece and teach them some facts about the times of Stanisław August (the last King of Poland) and his marvellous residence.

Here are the examples:

“A King, the Muses and Some Oranges”, page 10 [source]
“A King, the Muses and Some Oranges”, page 94 [source]
“A King, the Muses and Some Oranges” is available in two language versions – Polish and English.


If you are planning to visit Warsaw in the near future, we recommend you to see the new exhibition in the Old Orangery (open until the 30th of November, 2017). It is entitled “Jan Bogumił Plersch. Works by the royal painter on exhibition in the Royal Łazienki”. You’ll find there two famous works of the artist: a plafond where Stanisław August is shown as Apollo and the design of a lost artefact – the curtain entitled “Muses on Mount Helicon”.

See more:

Found by Dorota Bazylczyk


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