The obvious draw for most visitors to Musée Marmottan Monet is to see paintings by the master himself. But what was surprising to me was the wide range of paintings by other well-known artists. I referred to Monet as the Star of the Show yesterday. Today I thought it would be fun to look at…… Continue reading Musée Marmottan Monet – The Supporting Acts
Yesterday I shared some sculptures and interesting pieces of furniture that I found at Musée Monet Marmottan. But let’s be serious. People head to the museum to see Claude Monet’s paintings more than anything else. So without further ado, feat your eyes on these beauties.. If you haven’t seen my post about my visit to…… Continue reading Musée Marmottan Monet – The Star of the Show
For any fan of Claude Monet’s work, or Impressionism art in general, I recommend a visit to Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris’ 16th arrondissement. While it’s a little further out from the city centre, I found it to be well worth the minimal effort it took me to get there. I was sporting a very…… Continue reading Musée Marmottan Monet
Check out my full post about this impressive monument, showcasing contributions made by French citizens throughout history. Bonne journée! Marla I’ve accumulated a large (admittedly random) collection of photos of my feet taken during my travels. I thought it might be fun to occasionally share them here on MOTM and link each photo to a…… Continue reading My Feet At ..
It’s days like today that I’m extra thankful for our home. It’s the one place where I can relax and feel safe while blocking out the craziness – and a certain virus – at the door. I’m sure that I’m not alone in this. But imagine if you had a draw bridge? Not only would…… Continue reading Thursday Doors – Beynac-et-Cazenac
This week’s Parisian door is a little different. Instead of being external and ornately decorated, this one can be found at the dark end of an hallway at Hotel La Louisiane in the city’s popular Saint-Germain-des-Près area. The first time I encountered this door, it gave me a fright. There I was minding my own…… Continue reading Thursday Doors – Paris
Times are scary. Unpredictable and stifling with a dose of terror. Many people are turning to different types of self care to offset the negativity. Like meditation, for example. Personally, meditation hasn’t ever worked for me. My brain hasn’t figured out how to shut up. Instead it bounces with incessant chatter: “Did I water the…… Continue reading The Meditation
I’ve got a couple of really exciting trips planned for the coming year. They’ll inevitably be cancelled though, because of the impending apocalypse COVID-19. In my attempt to avoid people (surprisingly easy for a non-peopley person such as myself) I’ve been spending time going through my Google albums. I found this short clip of a…… Continue reading The Trees Are Alive With Music
While looking at the impressive facade of Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral, back before the horrific fire and its resulting devastation, I noticed this headless statue holding its head and wondered its significance. It turns out that statues holding their own heads, when found outside a church or cathedral, identify a Saint who was martyred or…… Continue reading The Things You Learn on Holiday
I thought it might be fun to take a look at the same door, from both sides. You may recall seeing these grand doors from my B is for .. Bayeux Cathedral post. I like the fun pop of red in the middle of the cathedral’s imposing Norman-Romanesque facade. Step through the doors and turn…… Continue reading Thursday Doors – Bayeux
Check out my full post about this lovely mosque here. I hope you fall in love just as I did. Bonne journée! Marla I’ve accumulated a large (admittedly random) collection of photos of my feet taken during my travels. I thought it might be fun to occasionally share them here on MOTM and link each…… Continue reading My Feet At ..
Welcome to what is often referred to as the narrowest street in Paris. Rue du Chat-qui-Peche has been around since 1540 and runs 95′ long (and only 5’11” wide). Here my model demonstrates just how narrow this street truly is. Bonne journée! Marla
Étretat, located on the Upper Normandy Coast of Northern France, is a great place to stop if you ever find yourself in the area. The scenery is stunning and the town itself is filled with adorable buildings. On the day that James and I visited, the town proved to be very popular. It was heaving…… Continue reading Étretat
I have so many more posts planned for the old Gold Rush town of Barkerville, but am starting to feel a tad fatigued. I’m losing the will to live interest. I feel like a couple of days break will help. So today I’m sharing a couple of clever window displays I wandered past in Paris…… Continue reading Pick me! Pick me!
While based in Bayeux, we decided to take a day trip along the coast in our rental car. One of the stops we made was in Etretat to check out the beautifully manicured Jardin d’Etretat and its quirky face installations that I’d seen online. An added bonus was the view of the famous ‘Needle’ rock…… Continue reading E is for .. Les Jardin d’Etretat