Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Japanese bridge at Giverny

Postmarked Kent (unfortunately), dated 21 September 1997.

Le pont japonais de Claude Monet.

Monet's house in Giverny, in spite of the hoardes of tourists, remains one of the most wonderful places near Paris, both the gardens and the house. Apparently Monet saw the village from a train and decided he would live there. In 1890 he bought the house and land, then created the magical gardens. When you see it, you can totally understand why so many of his works feature the place.


  1. I was there around that time (summer 97). Truly wonderful.

  2. 5 minutes ago I only liked Monet. Now I like his bridge too. But why the disappointment in the postmark? (Okay, I don't know anything about postcard collecting. Kent postmarks probably carry some sort of curse on them, right?) :)

    I hope you are having a nice day, Sheila.

  3. It has to be seen to be believed I think, Jean. I know I thought people were exaggerating when they told me it was wonderful.

    Max, I like the postmarks to match the place on the card, at the very least in the same country. It's tidier, like bullet points and numbered paragraphs. I've had a very good day thank you.

  4. ::Incredible. This woman is so much like another I know who is similarly tidy.:: Kent curse, then. :)

  5. No Max, I don't believe it! There can't possibly be anyone else like me :)


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