Giverny

Standing before Monet’s waterlillies in the  Orangerie in Paris is almost a spiritual experience. How could a man who was nearly blind have produced such perfect, beautiful work? Like most people who have been inspired by this artist I was desperate to visit Giverny, the house and garden where, despite the endless tramp of visitors, you can see the views which inspired Monet and even stand upon his Japanese bridge. A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to do just that. Yes, there are hundreds of people.  But the power and force of this artist is such that despite all this, you can still detect the very beat of his heart.

Giverny

Giverny

Monet's house at Giverny

Monet’s house at Giverny

The lily pond at Giverny

The lily pond at Giverny

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