france · things about art

sunset in the tuileries

If you’ve ever seen a sunset in Paris, then you understand why Monet devoted his entire life to painting the light in this marvelous city. The way that light reflects from the sea-foam green Seine river to the cream-colored buildings, the way it bounces off pebble paths onto marble statues, is simply dreamy. Standing on… Continue reading sunset in the tuileries

france · travel things

christmas in paris: part ii

This is the second half of my parents’ visit to Paris at Christmastime. If you missed the first part, you can find it here.  Strasbourg Two days before Christmas, we boarded our (very first!) European rail and headed to Strasbourg, the Capital of Christmas. We devoured our way through the Christmas markets, took lots of… Continue reading christmas in paris: part ii

france · travel things

colmar, france: a fairytale village

Busch Gardens: Europe in Williamsburg has a petite section of the park set up to look like a quaint town in France. A street lined with faux bakeries, patisseries, and shops is painted pastel shades of yellow, pink, and blue. The streets are cobblestone and the small sidewalks force you to walk in the middle… Continue reading colmar, france: a fairytale village