GIVERNY, France (AP) – Against the backdrop of shocking thunderstorms, gardeners are holding the flowerbeds of Impressionist painter Claude Monet’s flowerbeds with pink and white striped tulips, Defian peonies, and blue forget-me-nots. – Countless other flowers together create a work of living art.
The frustration for gardeners is that they have no one to share their handiwork with. Like theaters that had not seen symphonies that could not be heard, the luxuries of Monet’s gardens were locked as the coronavirus epidemic raged in France.
After more than six months of closure, Giverny Gardens, inspired by Monet’s world-famous paintings of water lilies and other masterpieces, reopened on Wednesday.
They join French cafes, restaurants, cinemas and museums, allowing once again to welcome customers and visitors seeking a resumption of life. At this point, they will have to settle for restrictions on the amount of food: drinks ուց served outside. After months of restraint and restrictions, this is just the beginning. More than 107,000 people have died of the virus in France.
The riot of giver-colored, perfumed ռչ birds is an electric shock to the senses, which fade from squeezing for months, a tonic for epidemic-closed blues. Gardeners this week outlined their canvas by furiously harvesting, mowing, sweeping, and planting to make the gardens perfect.
In his precious water garden, where the enchanted Monet spent hours meditating on the reflections of light and color, the wisteria he planted blooms on a Japanese-style footbridge, a pond in a delicate purple cascade. The reddish azalea is strikingly striking. The frogs snarl at the confirmation choirs.
Early spring flowering – blacksmiths, hyacinths, early flowering tulips, have already come and gone, enjoyed only by gardeners.
“It’s frustrating because the garden makes sense when we share it,” said Claire-Helen Maron, of a team of 11 permanent gardeners. “We made a great effort to make it spectacular, to try to recreate Impressionist paintings.”
With great success. Now in bloom և competing for attention, apricot from all shades, from deep purple to light blue, seems to have been painted by Monet himself. Other flowers add red and yellow dots to the table, as they did with brushes.
In 2019, before the epidemic, 717,000 visitors flowed through Giverny during its seven-month season from April 1. Half came from abroad.
From Wednesday, Giverny is initially allowed to have only 200 visitors per hour, which is less than usual. As the bees are busy blooming, the spring winds shaking the pond and its lilies, they will be guided in a one-way way through the luxuries, from the water garden to the souvenir shop, and of course, the revitalized world. և put its worries aside for a moment.
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