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Oct 30, 2023Liked by Alexander Verbeek 🌍

You have a real gift, to be able to paint a picture in my mind with your words; I always enjoy your escapes from the news. Thank you. 😸

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Oct 30, 2023Liked by Alexander Verbeek 🌍

Thanks Alex for taking me back to Chatou where i used to live while working in Paris back in the 1990s... we went often to the Maison Founaise restaurant by the Seine where Renoir painted his masterpiece: it still has the "Renoir Balcony" with the same striped red and white awning ... makes me long for a trip to Paris (or Canada)! https://www.maisonfournaise.com/en/photos/#images-30

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Oct 30, 2023Liked by Alexander Verbeek 🌍

So many discoveries I do thanks to your visits and your love of coffee and special cafes.

I wonder though which is the greenest city in Canada ?

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Oct 30, 2023Liked by Alexander Verbeek 🌍

The Renoir is so very joyous, exquisite, colors & details extraordinaire; takes me away from my overwhelming glimpse of world news; thank you for that reminder. I take Sundays off, house rule, but had slipped just a little. And if you could beam over one of those crepes, my belly would be as happy as can be! Enjoy your evening. πŸ˜˜πŸ•ŠοΈπŸŽΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸŽ 

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Oct 30, 2023Liked by Alexander Verbeek 🌍

β€œIt's a world where the natural surroundings and human interactions exude calm and gentleness, a scene you would like to join. It is the kind of image that never fails to make me feel happy; it transports me briefly to Renoir's dreamy world of loveliness, where I like to escape to...”

Words that transport to that world. I feel it today. I’ll take Paris.

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Oct 30, 2023Liked by Alexander Verbeek 🌍

I grew up with a reproduction of Luncheon of the Boating Party on a wall in my parent's sitting room! When I was in Washington DC, a few years ago, I discovered that the original was at The Phillips Collection. I rushed there and stood in awe, the joyful colours glistening. It remains a treasured memory of that trip.

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Oct 30, 2023Liked by Alexander Verbeek 🌍

Sketches of the days. Remains of beauty. Silent tones. A cup of intertwined memories.

β€œOne must from time to time attempt things that are beyond one's capacity.”

― Pierre-Auguste Renoir

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Oct 30, 2023Liked by Alexander Verbeek 🌍

You can buy Alex a cup of coffee here --> https://www.buymeacoffee.com/alexverbeek/c/7312100

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Nov 3, 2023Liked by Alexander Verbeek 🌍

Now I am longing for those scenes.. beauty will always be special and we will always want more of that. Paris is special. 😁🌹🎺🎻🎷🎡🎼

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Oct 30, 2023Liked by Alexander Verbeek 🌍

A charming escape and always a lovely opportunity to be briefly whisked away to Paris β˜•

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Dec 21, 2023Liked by Alexander Verbeek 🌍

Alister, the link is absolutely amazing! So many years. Thank you for the link! 🀩

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