It is such a delight to stand in front of Monet’s beautiful work. I remember the first time I saw one of his room-filling canvasses depicting water lilies – they brought to me an instant calm & silence amidst the constant buzz of New York. I imagined how wonderful it would be to see one, just one absolutely beautiful thing every single day.
This April (this was written in 2012), I had an opportunity to go see Monet’s house and garden in Giverny. He’d spent more than forty years there, and some of the most well-known of his works emerged from his times of contemplation in these surroundings.
To get a sense of the road that led us there, the hills, and of course, the garden, take a look at these images below.