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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 30: Monet's Gardens at Giverny

DrFumblefinger ·
You wonder how many times Monet actually used these gardens as inspiration for his art -- likely hundreds. Perhaps his most spectacular pieces are the huge canvases he painted on display in Paris' Orangeria museum. These were the works of an old man loosing his eyesight to cataracts, but are truly spectacular!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 30: Monet's Gardens at Giverny

Former Member ·
Definitely hundreds! In fact, for the last 40 years of his life, he painted almost nowhere else. He even created a floating studio on a small boat so he could paint within his waters, and nearby on the Seine.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 30: Monet's Gardens at Giverny

Travel Rob ·
This is on my list now!I love gardens and this sounds like a perfect day trip.
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Re: Nov. 13, 2017: Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris

Samantha ·
Hi DrFumblefinger, Monet is my favorite impressionist artist and loved this museum. We actually had to go back to Paris 3 times to be able to visit It was closed for renovations when we were there in 1999, and 2001. It wasn't until 2006 that we were able to see it. FINALLY. Happily I can say photography wasn't prohibited then, so I was able to take the attached picture of us. It was truly amazing and your post brought back many wonderful memories. Thank you for sharing.
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Re: Nov. 13, 2017: Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris

PHeymont ·
Actually, you're both right...it just depends on when the visit was. French museums in recent years have shifted photography rules; at one time Musée d'Orsay and the Louvre were on opposite ends of the issue. Eventually, in 2014, the Ministry of Culture and a group of museum officials worked out a charter that encourages visitors to respectfully take pictures in museums and monuments, but allows measures such as banning selfie sticks, or pictures on loan from owners or museums who refuse...
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Re: Giverny, France: Monet's Neighborhood

Samantha ·
Thanks for sharing this. I love Monet (my favorite painter) and have been to his house and gardens once. It was amazing. Thanks for the wonderful memories Pheymont.
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Re: Sept. 27, 2017: Balloon Man Running, Denver

DrFumblefinger ·
That's a fun piece, Sam! I do love finding an interesting piece of street art.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 30: Monet's Gardens at Giverny

PHeymont ·
Almost as if he were painting with plantings and water, the Impressionist painter Claude Monet spent years creating gardens and water features around his house and studio in Giverny, west of Paris and on the edge of Normandy. Monet and his family...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan 20, 2015: Musee d'Orsay Clock, Paris

IslandMan ·
    Paris is well known for its architectural splendor, and one highlight I experienced was a visit to the Musee d'Orsay , situated on the left bank of the Seine.  It is housed in the former Gare d'Orsay, a Beaux-Arts railway...
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Musée d'Orsay, Paris. Where Gumbo was #108

DrFumblefinger ·
    Gumbo was visiting one of Paris' greatest museums, the Musee d'Orsay.  Congratulations to TravelGirlJenn who recognized it, with minimal clues!  If any one else figured it out, they did not let us know.   (One of the...
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Sept. 27, 2017: Balloon Man Running, Denver

Samantha ·
A whimsical sculpture in Denver caught Samantha's interest; she shares views of it in different lights and times.
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Legion of Honor Museum, San Francisco (Where Gumbo Was #227)

Lestertheinvestor ·
Gumbo was visiting the beautiful The Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco. The museum houses a magnificent collection of art the details of which inspired many of the clues in this week's travel puzzle.
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Nov. 13, 2017: Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris

DrFumblefinger ·
If you like the water lily paintings of Claude Monet, then you need to visit this museum in Paris and see what some say is his finest work.
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Giverny, France: Monet's Neighborhood

PHeymont ·
The tiny town the painter made his home for many years is still tiny, but it's focused on the visitors to his gardens and a nearby museum.
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Why I never get tired of Monet's gardens

PHeymont ·
On my most recent visit, I had to explain why I keep going back, and why it's not really about the 'cult of Monet.'
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Top 10 Most Beautiful Gardens In The World

Emily (Guest) ·
It's hard not to be attracted to a beautiful garden. Today Emily shares some of the world's finest.
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A Day in Rouen, France

PHeymont ·
Normandy's capital, with much more to offer than Joan of Arc and the much-painted cathedral.
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Rouen Cathedral: A Gothic chameleon

PHeymont ·
The cathedral's elaborate and exuberant facade served Monet as a laboratory of light in over 30 paintings; it only takes a few pictures to see why.
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Time for Paris: A Gallery of Clocks

PHeymont ·
PHeymont is often fascinated by a city's public clocks, and Paris has many, both old and new. Here's a selection from his recent trip.
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Nov. 25, 2017: Artistic Pharmacy in Rouen, France

PHeymont ·
In Rouen, a 20th-century pharmacy faces the ancient Gothic cathedral.
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Photo Gallery: Along The Road in Provence

PHeymont ·
When we were planning our summer 2014 trip to France, we decided to start with a week in the south before our two weeks in Paris, and one of the planned items on our "bucket list" was a long drive through the picturesque villages of the Luberon...
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The Getty Center, Los Angeles (Where Gumbo was #194)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the famous Getty Museum complex in West Los Angeles' Brentwood neighborhood. Famed for its beautiful architecture, wonderful art collection, magnificent gardens and stunning views of the Los Angeles skyline, it is one of the city's greatest tourist attractions.
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Major Monet show coming to Denver

PHeymont ·
A major exhibit in Denver focuses on Monet's shift to landscape and nature painting
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Monet's guesthouse now on Airbnb

PHeymont ·
A second home in Giverny, used by Monet as a guest house and vegetable garden, can now be rented.
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March 18, 2019: Moncton 100 Monument, N.B. , Canada

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob visits a statue honoring Moncton's 100th anniversary as a city
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Where Gumbo Was #3 and #3.5: Vernon and Paris

PHeymont ·
The Old Mill is a survivor. Built onto a bridge to save money, it still stands, but the bridge is gone. Not only the one it first stood on, but several of its replacements.  The first stone bridge, replacing a wooden one, was built in the early...
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Painting with Flowers: Monet's Gardens at Giverny

PHeymont ·
Claude Monet, most famous of the French Impressionist painters, was also one of France’s most committed gardeners. He spent half his 86 years developing his extensive gardens at Giverny, and they are the subject of hundreds of his paintings over...
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A Bridge to Everywhere

PHeymont ·
  Paris: Pont Neuf at night   Every place we travel has its landmarks, and for nearly every city on a significant river, at least some of those landmarks turn out to be bridges.   Unlike statues and monuments, they’re (almost...
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Apr. 30, 2016: Memories of Monet's Garden

PHeymont ·
One of my favorite, which I keep returning to, Monet's garden in Giverny, where each visit and season offers both familiar and differing views.
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Asian Art Museum (San Francisco)

Lestertheinvestor ·
San Francisco's Asian Art Museum, located near City Hall, spans 6000 years and a myriad of cultures in its vast collections.
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Enjoying a Taste of Sunshine City in St. Petersburg, Florida

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger loved her visit to St. Pete and shares some of the wonderful attractions, shopping and food she enjoyed.
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Summer reading: France's pop-up beach libraries

PHeymont ·
Libraries on the beach have become a Normandy tradition, with thousands of readers taking advantage.
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The Clark Art Institute - Willaimstown MA

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us to a smaller art museum with an unusually strong collection and an important new exhibition.
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Re: January 4, 2016: Fog over Yonkers NY

PHeymont ·
My first thought, looking at this morning's picture, was how much it has the feel of Impressionist painting, and in particular some of these scenes by Monet (above) and Pisarro (below). For fog, of course, no accident that two of them were painted in London!
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Japan's new passport is a pocket museum

PHeymont ·
Japan's new passports feature backgrounds using views of Mount Fuji by 19th century master Hokusai
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Walking Los Angeles: LACMA and the La Brea Tar Pits

Jonathan L ·
Side by side in Los Angeles, one of America's largest art museums, and the scene of life and death for ancient creatures.
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Along the Banks of the Seine

PHeymont ·
The lower banks of the Seine, close to the water, are a sometimes-hidden pleasure for walking the city.
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