Oh Where, Oh Where have you been? Monet’s Garden

French Impressionist Artist Claude Monet’s home and garden are open to the public in the town of Giverny which is 73 kms North-West of Paris, France. Having  last visited in 1997 I visited for the second time because I wanted to see his garden in the tulip season. Although the famous waterlilies which he painted so often were not in bloom we were lucky to enjoy a sunny Spring afternoon in awe of the beautiful garden and pond. See whether you can find the two bees and the”Japanese Bridge”which often featured in his paintings.

Oh Where, Oh Where Have You Been? Amsterdam


Since I was at Primary school in the 1950s and 60s I have always been fascinated by all that is Dutch. From wooden shoes to tulips, canals and windmills I dreamed that one day I would visit Holland (now the Netherlands). On April 2nd  my husband and I left Australia during my School Holidays to fly across the World to Amsterdam.These are just some of the many photos we took. I would like to know which is your favourite scene. See if you can work out which celebration happened while we were there.  I would be  extra thrilled to receive a blog comment from the Netherlands.