Although Renoir's work may have been an odd choice by the establishment's owners in their aim to recreate Paris in Almonte, Ontario, Renoir's masterpiece seemed instead to mirror what I was doing today: escaping from the realities of city life.
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. 😸
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
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 ?
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. 😘🕊️🎼💃🏼🎠
“It'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.
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.
Sketches of the days. Remains of beauty. Silent tones. A cup of intertwined memories.
“One must from time to time attempt things that are beyond one's capacity.”
― Pierre-Auguste Renoir
You can buy Alex a cup of coffee here --> https://www.buymeacoffee.com/alexverbeek/c/7312100
Now I am longing for those scenes.. beauty will always be special and we will always want more of that. Paris is special. 😁🌹🎺🎻🎷🎵🎼
A charming escape and always a lovely opportunity to be briefly whisked away to Paris ☕
Alister, the link is absolutely amazing! So many years. Thank you for the link! 🤩