Pont Aven Brittany France Gauguin and others painted here

Lovely Pont-Aven France which is synonymous with Gauguin who lived and painted here despite the derision and hostility of the residents. Today’s residents are proud of the association and market his presence widely throughout the town. Gauguin particularly upset the locals by parading his Javanese mistress Anna who adorned herself with her pet monkey. ThisContinue reading “Pont Aven Brittany France Gauguin and others painted here”

French Travels, Springsteen, Cricket and Brief Encounters

I have started writing in this imposed isolation my new book about our travels in Normandy & Brittany. Coincidentally I was watching the English version of Antiques Roadshow recently and it produced a blast from my past as well as reminding me of people we have encountered in France, in this case Normandy, under theContinue reading “French Travels, Springsteen, Cricket and Brief Encounters”

Claude Monet’s House and Garden Giverny French Travel

The beautiful house and garden of Monet in Giverny, France has some beautiful spots and this I think is the classic view towards the Japanese Bridge. I am sure it was a favorite view of Monet also. Maybe soon we can safely travel again – hope you are all safe and well. Please check outContinue reading “Claude Monet’s House and Garden Giverny French Travel”

Claude Monet’s House and Garden Giverny French Travel

The beautiful house and garden of Monet in Giverny, France has some beautiful spots and this I think is the classic view towards the house. I am sure it was a favorite view of Monet also. I think it is a very easy leap of imagination to visualize Monet painting here and the children playingContinue reading “Claude Monet’s House and Garden Giverny French Travel”

Antique shop on a visit to Claude Monet’s House and Garden Giverny French Travel

The beautiful house and garden of Monet in Giverny, France has around it a lovely village that really just consists of one long street. One of the shops along the road was this antique shop run by a friendly affable gentleman. He allowed us to browse and saw our interest in some 19th century portContinue reading “Antique shop on a visit to Claude Monet’s House and Garden Giverny French Travel”

Claude Monet Haystacks House and Garden Giverny French Travel Books

The beautiful house and garden of Monet in Giverny, France has some beautiful spots. This one of the famous haystacks is in the fields opposite. I doubt these are the same haystacks that Monet painted however! You can let your imagination run wild though. I am sure it was a favorite view of Monet andContinue reading “Claude Monet Haystacks House and Garden Giverny French Travel Books”

Claude Monet Haystacks House and Garden Giverny French Travel Books

The beautiful house and garden of Monet in Giverny, France has some beautiful spots. This one of the famous haystacks is in the fields opposite. I doubt these are the same haystacks that Monet painted however! You can let your imagination run wild though. I am sure it was a favorite view of Monet andContinue reading “Claude Monet Haystacks House and Garden Giverny French Travel Books”

Claude Monet’s House and Garden Giverny French Travel

The beautiful house and garden of Monet in Giverny, France has some beautiful spots and this I think is the classic view towards the house. I am sure it was a favorite view of Monet also. I think it is a very easy leap of imagination to visualize Monet painting here and the children playingContinue reading “Claude Monet’s House and Garden Giverny French Travel”

Monet’s House and Garden Giverny French Travel

The beautiful house and garden of Monet in Giverny, France has some quiet spots and this is a lovely view of a secluded spot near the Japanese garden. Seeing such beautiful and atmospheric places is one aspect of French travel that I so miss in this current situation and I am sure that resonates withContinue reading “Monet’s House and Garden Giverny French Travel”

Monet’s House and Garden Giverny France a Quiet spot

The beautiful house and garden of Monet in Giverny has some quiet spots and this is a lovely view of the house through the planting. Seeing such beautiful and atmospheric places is one aspect of French travel that I so miss in this current situation and I am sure that resonates with many of you.Continue reading “Monet’s House and Garden Giverny France a Quiet spot”