/ / Square des Batignolles: photos, description (Square des Batignolles)

Square des Batignolles: photos, description (Square des Batignolles)

Square des Batignolles is a charming place on the North-Western outskirts of Paris. He appeared as much in the city, on the orders of Baron Haussmann who fulfilled the desire of Napoleon III to break in Paris a few English gardens. (The idea of the English garden style came from Napoleon III after a visit to England.)

Suburb Batignolles was annexed to Paris just two years before began to create the Park. He appeared on the site of a large vacant lot, where previously held village festival. A small Park of almost two hectares has become one of the achievements of Jean-Charles al, in collaboration with engineer Jean Durselen, architect Gabriel Davy and gardener Jean-Pierre Barie-Desana. They have created a real English garden, which, in contrast to the strict French, looks natural, unpredictable, wild landscape.

The impressionist painting of albert Andre "Square des Batignolles" shows how at the turn of the century Parisians loved to walk here square depicted Packed full of adults and children.

I love him now. Nearby railway leading to the Saint-Lazare train station, and here, inside, the visitor did not seem the city is. Through the Park passes the alley Barbara, named after a famous French singer (song Perlimpinpin about the square des Batignolles is one of the most dramatic and vivid of her songs). Small river waterfall bursts forth from the rocks and flows through the hilly Park to the pond. Proudly floating black swans; geese and more than three hundred different species of ducks trustingly come to people in anticipation of the offering. In the pond live koi and goldfish. Hear short cries of the Chaffinch. In the Park you can hold a botany lesson - so a variety of the local vegetation: there are plane trees, elms, Japanese cherry, purple beech, honey locust, sycamore, willow, black walnut, ash, persimmon, lemons, giant Sequoia (though it has not yet grown to the usual size).

A little strange in this heavenly landscape looks sculpture of Louis de Manara "Vultures" - a sinister-looking birds sitting in the middle of the pond. However, everyone is used to him as the bust of Leon Derks work Boni de Laverne. Dierks, awarded in 1898 the title of Prince of the French poets, looking from her pedestal on running children. And the children here expanse - playgrounds (including roller skating), sandbox, ping-pong table, swings and a vintage carousel with old-fashioned wooden horses.