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... machine on the bus but that was quickly solved and we set off for Giverny.
It was a short trip (about 7 km) and we finally arrived. The gardens were magnificent - a huge area devoted to cottage garden style plants and then across a road - accessed by a tunnel - the water lily pond and Chinese bridge from one's most famous paintings. It was absolutely gorgeous, surprisingly peaceful, despite the many people there. There were winding paths that ...
... and spent up in the gift shop! It was a lovely garden, obviously created to provide perhaps hundreds of perspectives and little scenes that would be pretty to paint or draw. Gaps in flower beds around the little lake, narrow avenues of tall flowering plants arranged in colour themes. And views back to the pink house with its green shutters. Even on a grey damp day there was colour and reflection and plenty of photos! Inside the house were many many paintings by friends ...
... but I haven’t bought a white top for ages.
Mary and I then took the Metro and picked up our City Vision bus tour to
Giverny to Monet’s Garden and house. What magnificent countryside Paris has –
very green and lush. It does seem like a wealthy country. The bus tour was very
Claude Monet’s house ...
... amp; young, local & international and so many very young school children. We thought about how fortunate they are to be able to have such an experience at that age. There were American students there too, secondary level, who were obviously excited at the experience too. The gardeners were busy weeding, pruning, repainting - a never-ending job but well done. Nothing looked overgrown, nothing looked dead, everything ...
... spire. We went to visit an ossuary that was used during the time of the Black Plague. The buildings surrounded a gorgeous courtyard. The ornamental carving is very macabre with skulls and crossbones. This was also the site if my almost tragedy. I stepped off a stone step and my body moved forward and my shoe and leg remained behind. I hobbled for the rest of the day but all was well. Rouen was also where Joan ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed