So, it turns out I had too many photos to put in one post. So, lucky you I made another! A pleasant surprise when visiting Giverny was the interior of Monet’s beautiful home. It took me a lot to put away my camera and to leave the garden but that is exactly what I did. I didn’t really have any expectations about the house since I really came for the garden. I was pleasantly surprised by a large house with lots of light that was comfortable and smartly put together.
The lovely building, painted pink and green (it somehow weirdly works), has been lovingly restored to what it looked like in Monet’s day. Monet had a lovely studio and an apparent love for Japanese art. It was also a joy to view his gardens from every window and angle in the home.
Additionally, one can walk down to look at Monet’s pond where he painted the famous waterlilies and Japanese bridges. The tulips followed us and we got a magnificent view of the pond. The waterlilies weren’t out and the wisteria was only begin to bloom. But with all the tulip action nothing was going to ruin my mood, not the rain, the clouds, or the cool weather.
Can anyone think of a place that gave more inspiration to a single artist that Giverny? I am sure they are out there I just can’t think of any. What about locations, like this, that were built just as an artist’s muse?
To see my previous Giverny Monet post highlighting the triumphant tulips please click here.