It is located on low hills, there are several sources that form a small lakes. One of the lakes is not far from the entrance, the another one is in the depths of the park.
The park is known since the XIX century, on its land cottages were built, many festivities were organized. Udelny park gained great popularity among the citizens of St. Petersburg. The popularity grew even more after the opening of the Udelny railway station in the end of XIX century.
Now the upper part of the park is especially convenient for hiking and sports, for hills skiing and tobogganing in winter. Groups of enthusiasts spend sports activities for children and adults in the park.
I've taken a few pictures of Udelny park in October, and found the poem by Russian poet Ivan Bunin (read more here).
Here they are:
The forest like a chamber painted In lilac, golden, purple, green Stands on the edge of opening, The wall so exquisite and dainty.
The yellow carving of birch-trees Shines in the sparkling blue And slight, refreshing autumn breeze Show easily to you
Today it's silence everywhere: The forest and the sky are calm. And in this silence you can hear How leaves fall on your palm. The forest like a chamber painted In lilac, golden, purple, green Stands on the edge of opening By some enchantress fascinated.
"The Fallen Leaves"
Translated into English by Svetlana Amelina
Have you liked Ivan Bunin's poem?
Did you read any Russian poems before? If you know some poets whom do you prefer? Thank you!