Thursday, April 30, 2009

Travel Thursday: Monet's House & Garden, Giverny

Chez Monet

Claude Monet's house in Giverny, France. The garden and water-lily pond are maintained in a controlled-wild state, and are spectacular, especially on a hot summer day.


Monet's Pond II

Les Fleurs

Foliage in Giverny

Visitors at the Water Lily Pond

View from the Bushes


ahab said...

Wow. Gorgeous. Wish I could swing a trip to France in high season.

Generik said...

It was beautiful, but it was also hotter than the fires of hell. All day I kept wanting to wade into the water lily pool or the stream nearby. Even though I grew up in Southern California, where the temps routinely reach 100-115° in the summer, I have a hard time with really hot weather.

That's one big reason why I live in SF now.

Donna said...

hot weather..bleh! I like to travel in early spring (or even winter) -- crowds are less intense then too.
beautiful shots. can totally see his paintings in every one.

ahab said...

Yeah, I'm with you guys on temps (and crowds). Keep 'em temperate and you'll keep me happy. But it would be nice to travel when the gardens are prime.

(I'm imagining a big white Generik swimming in the Water Lilies at MOMA. He's so beautiful!)

Generik said...

I'm imagining Gregory Peck plunging a big harpoon in me! Ouch!

Donna said...