Original Illustrations by "Paper Moth"
"beautiful child right from the moment you were born
you overtook my heart my world
my beautiful child
tender and sweet both in your crying and your sleep
you radiate a sense of hope
And I have seen the most amazing sights
in my travels on the earth
misty seas and amber harbor lights
and other things of matchless worth
but next to you all of the beauty seems so plain
you would think I'd never seen a beautiful thing"
Our first castle stop... The most amazing view I'd seen in all of France... With all the fog it was hard to get the full effect... But it was incredible none the less!
The hills of rural France... It was a much enjoyed break from the hustle & bustle of the city... And I'm always more in love with the countryside than anywhere else!
The Japanese Bridge, "Claude Monet's Gardens"
The window of Claude's lovely room... We weren't allowed to take any pictures inside but the house was simply enchanting... One can understand why he was so inspired... His town, his garden, his home... It was all something of a dream...
After our magical visit in Giverny, we took a shuttle back to Vernon... The city is VERY old... These houses are from the middle ages...
The medieval gothic church in Vernon...
We also visited the "Battle of Normandy Museum" and the cemetery marking thousands of fallen WWII soldiers...
The gargoyles of "Notre-Dame de Paris"
A gargoyle of "Notre-Dame de Paris"
Stained glass in "Saint-Severin"