Aug 5, 2013

impressions of Giverny

After seeing the splendid gardens and the pond (Ah, the pond!), you understand how Monet painted, well, like Monet.

A japanese maple, among other "japanese touches". The house walls are covered with japanese prints by Hokusai, Hiroshige and Utamaro. Someone who painted with smudges contemplated precise etched lines...

And a plant which I longed to see, a wild french orchid:

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