Claude Monet Nymphea water lily pond Giverny painting

Claude Monet, Water Lily pond - Nympheas - 1904

In February 1893, Monet buys a small piece of land next to his house in Giverny, he wants to build a pond and grow "nympheae", a big water lily species that needs constantly freshed water. The only way to fullfill this is to devert the "Ru", little arm of the "Epte" river. The municipality is against it (!) but Monet wins the Trial. --> More ( + photos of the garden in Summer 2006)

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