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The tranquility of the water lily ponds was punctuated by the loud calling of so many frogs and intermittent splashes as one leaped into the water. Peaceful cool paths meander along the stream and lead to the Japanese water garden ...
... Most of the gardens are planted with perennials with irises and roses predominating. All of the flowers are beautiful. Many are planted like Monet’s palette with blocks of all one color flower. After wandering through this beautiful garden, we then went into Monet’s house which is decorated pretty much as it was when he lived there. It is a pretty little house. It is not grand, but more like a cottage. My ...
... took 18 months to build this fortress and was finished in 1197.
After walking down from the fortress, we all gathered and rode a short distance to an apple farm. We had a delightful visit there with the owner and his wife who had a 150 acre farm which they were trying to make sustainable and well as profitable. He raised cider apples and canola. He makes the French drink cidre which is a sparkling apple juice, Pomo, which is ...
... house and gardens), left by his
son to the Académie des Beaux-Arts in 1966, became a Museum opened to
public visit in 1980 after completion of large-scale restoration work:
the huge Nymphea's studio was restored and the precious collection of
Japanese engravings was displayed ...
... together with his love of light and nature, this is where he created a world of not only his own art but that of many other artists who came to study and learn for him. The garden is in two parts. the flower gardens and the fruit and vegetables were on the house acres. Across a country road are the two acres of Water Garden where he painted his famous water lilies and the bridge scenes. Monet worked on ...