Almost every girl who loves fashion, beauty, and/or art dreams of going to Paris one day. My dream came true this past week.
My favourite part? Getting to see Claude Monet’s “Water Lilies”. My aunt gave me a book, when I was 12 years old, about a young girl who goes to Paris with her grandfather to see Monet’s paintings. The highlight being the Water Lilies. I really cannot remember what was it about the book that got to me but I read that book over and over and over again. Monet became and is my favourite painter.
Even in college, during art history class, I remember just being fascinated in particular by Monet’s paintings. I loved how his work looked like a bit of a mess close up but when you saw the big picture… Oh my!! Just beautiful. Kinda like life, right? His style of painting is something I try (try being the key word here) to follow when I paint myself (when I paint being the other keyword).
We didn’t want to step foot into the Louvre this time around as it was extremely crowded. I mean then again it’s August, what else could I expect?! The lady at our hotel reception desk recommended going to the Musee de l’Orangerie as it would be less crowded. Of course I hadn’t done my homework and found out that’s where the water lilies were on display!
Viewing the paintings was more that I imagined. They were calming, serene, and thought provoking. Honestly we could have spent the whole day there just staring at the paintings. Will definitely be going back.
A must see according to me.