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Lilies and a Frog

Monet’s Garden in Giverny (Les Jardins et la Maison de Claude Monet) leads to an exit near the gate from a back lane. The exit is a flight of steps leading down a tunnel crossing the paved road D5 between Vernon and Sainte-Genevieve-les-Gasny. The famous pond in the Japanese inspired water garden with its water lilies lies on the other side of the road.

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Where there is a pond; there is a frog. No matter how much these frogs tried, Monet is never known to have painted even one.

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As Rick Steeve mentions in his website on Monet’s Gardens in Giverny, the true subject is not really the famous water lilies, but the changing reflections on the pond’s surface — the blue sky, white clouds, and green trees that line the shore.

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2 responses

  1. What a beautiful place, i must go to see it for myself, it’s been on my ‘bucket list’ of must-sees for too long!

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    October 31, 2015 at 23:51

    • Indeed it was a nice, warm and beautiful place and thanks for your comment!

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      November 1, 2015 at 21:32

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