France: Giverny (Visiting Monet’s House)

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Walking through Giverny

Because Versailles is closed on Mondays and I already booked the French Open for Tuesday,  we needed to find something to do inbetween. We’re lucky enough to have all been to Paris before, so I did some research for possible day trips and found out that Giverny is not too far away (1 hour).

Giverny is a beautiful town in Normandy most famous for being home to the impressionist painter Claude Monet. I was so excited about seeing the water lilies and green bridge in person! May was such a perfect month to visit because all of the flowers were in blossom. I cannot recommend enough!

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New York Day 10, September 2013

The Famous Katz's Delicatessen

The Famous Katz’s Delicatessen

By our 10th day in NYC, we had already seen quite a bit – so we slept in before enjoying lunch at the famous Katz’s Delicatessen, founded in 1888! Everyone knows the famous scene in Katz’s Deli from the movie When Harry Met Sally. There’s sign hanging in the restaurant if you’re interested in sitting in the same booth! After our HUGE lunch, we headed to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The collection at the Met is overwhelming. In general, it’s so amazing how much art is at your fingertips while you are in New York City. Koen and I will be back in NYC September 2014, and we’ll definitely head back to the Met! If you’re on a budget, admission for the museum is based on donations. So if $25 is too much, you can give what you can any day of the week. After our trip to the Met we met Christina when she got off from work for Mexican food.

 

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New York Day 6, September 2013 (MOMA)

The Museum of Modern Art!

The Museum of Modern Art!

I know it’s already March, but I’ve just now been able to find the time to post more photos from NYC! We were there 14 days and I’m still on Day 6! This post is exclusively about The Museum of Modern Art, or the MOMA, because I want to keep track of all of the beautiful artwork that Koen and I saw. At the time there was a special exhibition called American Modern: Hopper to O’Keeffe which I really enjoyed. Also, we were able to visit the museum for FREE. Every Friday if you’re patient enough to wait in line, you can enter the museum free of charge from 4 to 8PM.

 

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