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Industrial Fall – in a Steampunk jungle

BUW Industrial Fall Steampunk Jungle

No matter the season of a year, weather, my mood or company, the roof garden of the University of Warsaw Library is and will be one of my favorite spots in the city. Its futuristic and mysterious character reminds me the jungle from the Avatar movie, set in a strange, steampunk scenery.

If you are planning your visit in Warsaw, the University of Warsaw Library (BUW) is the place you do not want to miss. It is a perfect location for people of many passions – book lovers, architecture & design freaks, garden maniacs and many more. Even a short visit in BUW will give you a little bit of rest before or after exploring the Warsaw’s Old Town. If it’s not enough, you may consider visiting nearby Multimedia Fountain Park 🙂

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The Fall colors

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All segments of the garden are interconnected with paths, bridges and pergolas

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Didn’t I mention the Avatar movie? 😉 

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More Eywa…

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  From another story: a Hobbit hole?

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In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole and that meant comfort.

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A great view on a panorama of Warsaw and the Vistula river
from the bridges and the view terrace on the roof

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The main entrance to the library (seen from the roof)

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View on the lower garden

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The garden of the Warsaw’s University Library is the best roof garden I have seen so far, but I’m sure there are much more! Have you visited a similar place? Maybe you could recommend something?

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Z pochodzenia Sanoczanka, Japanofil, wolontariusz tęskniący za Afryką i etnograf-pasjonat. // Just a small town girl who always dreamed of travels and faraway places... Now Warsaw-based international relations analyst, travel blogger & folklore enthusiast, who cherishes nature, simple life & Irish traditional music. Japanophile. Addicted to haribo jellies & …red lipstick.

  1. Wow, I love the Fall colors! So pretty!

  2. Fantastic photos, I must visit it next time I’m in Warsaw!

    • Thanks Maria 🙂
      No matter the season (well, maybe not during the Winter) the garden looks great 🙂

  3. That is an excellent roof garden. Great photos too. The fact that it is all on a library is the icing on the cake, though. Cool!

    • Thank you 🙂
      I feel lucky that the library is close to my workplace and I can visit it any time I want to 🙂

  4. I really enjoyed looking at your photos – what a unique place. Plus it’s a library, and libraries are awesome 🙂

    • And this is truly awesome library – I heard there’s even a small Japanese tea pavilion for tea ceremony 🙂

  5. Steampunk jungle is the perfect way to sum up that garden. I like the mix of architecture and plants. The most futuristic garden that I’ve visited is Gardens by the Bay in Singapore with their Super Trees Grove.

    • Oh yes, I heard about the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. It’s a real masterpiece <3
      Although the architecture is not my hobby I always find futuristic "green architecture" very interesting! 😉

  6. So cool! I love it when cities are trying to get creative with their green spaces. There is one on top of the Vancouver convention centre which is cool, but definitely not as fancy as this one!

    • Vancouver Convention Centre looks like it has a meadow on a roof. I wonder if people are going on a picnic there. I’d love to try it :))))

  7. Carmen (CarmensTravelTips)

    Living in South Florida one of the things I miss the most is the Fall weather and the changing of the leaves. Your pictures are beautiful. Thanks for sharing and linking up to #WeekendWanderlust this week.

    • But – on the other hand – you won’t miss warm Summer days which we are going to miss next half of the year 😉

  8. I can only image how much the awnings and greenhouse cost to construct. Your photographs could be on a postcard. And, you could as well.

  9. Ooo, tą porą też wygląda super. Po prostu inaczej, ale bardzo fajnie ! 🙂

  10. I love BUW’s rooftop garden! If it’s only possible, I always guide people there. 🙂

  11. Although I live in Warsaw, I only dicovered this garden a short while ago (last year or something) and I immediately fell in love with it… Great pictures!

    • Thanks Anita! I’ve seen this garden on the first day I moved to Warsaw and just like you I immediately fell in love with the place 🙂

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