Entries from November 2009

Monet’s Garden in October

November 23, 2009

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How could one get tired of this beauty?

The picture was taken this year on October 12.

There were still many flowers in full bloom, the gorgeous dahlias, contrasting with delicate asters and cosmos, and the bright yellow helianthus.

They provide a fabulous setting to the pale pink house.

September and the beginning of October are just breathtaking in Monet’s heaven at Giverny.

Monet’s Kitchen

November 10, 2009

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Monet’s kitchen at Giverny has a delicious flavor of old fashioned kitchens, where the scent of jam seems to be still floating in the air.

Monet, as a gourmet, was very interested by all what was going on in the kitchen, but in his times it was a place for women only. He had a very good cook and collected recipes for her to test.

The kitchen Monet designed for his house is very well organised. Spacey, it is covered with blue Norman tiles. It could look cold, but all this blue is enhanced by the shiny coppers. An amazing collection of saucepans, pots and kettles of every shapes, to prepare delicious meals for a large bourgeois family and distinguished guests.

October at Giverny

November 10, 2009

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The beauty of early October at Giverny, when Monet’s flower garden radiates with bright colors, is breathtaking.

It is certainly one of the best times to see the painter’s garden, more impressionist than ever.

Huge bouquets of sunflowers, asters, dahlias, cosmos mix their colors to create an overwhelming effect.

The metallic arches and tripods vanish in this sea of flowers, as well as visitors.