Today 'I' and I went to the Monet exhibition currently showing in Melbourne. It all began some months ago with 'I' telling me about one of her projects a Monet's Garden cross stitch featuring the famous bridge and water lilies scene. Coincidentally I had heard that there was to be was a Monet exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria running from May until early September.
When we planned this adventure we had decided that mid week in August would be an ideal time and probably less crowded than at the very beginning or end of the exhibition... Well, we were wrong - the exhibition was packed with tour buses lined up outside. It seemed like most of Melbourne were viewing the exhibition today
|The famous waterlilies at Giverny|
|You could also feel the salt spray blowing on you from this image. It too best reflected Melbourne's weather today|
|Monet's palette of colours subtly influences the merchandising display|
Today was not the best down to be out and about in Melbourne - it was cold, windy with the promise of rain so we had decided it would be a 'one destination only' day so after leaving the warmth of the NGV we made a quick trip over the bridge back to Flinders Street station but not before a well earned pitstop for a hot coffee and a bite to eat...
|The Yarra on a cold and dismal day.|
|Nothing tastes better than a sweet hot coffee on a cold day|
|The heavens ready to open - not far from home now...|
I thought Christmas had come early to the NGV - but no it was an art instillation...
|Enlarge image below and read for explanation.|
And last - but not least... This was fascinating - they were flat bottom dishes of all sizes floating on this gently swirling blue pond... Every so often they would knock together creating a bell like sound...
Well, enough from me... Until later - take care...