The impressionist concern for how atmosphere and light can be expressed in paint on a canvas led me to pair these two images of Paris with a detail of one of Claude Monet's enormous waterlily paintings from l'Orangerie. The title of this page is a play on the name of the painting that gave the movement it's name, Impression - - Sunrise, which you can see at the Musee Marmatton in the 16e.

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Christmas decorations outside Galeries LaFayette

Left: The Eiffel Tower in an elusive mood...
Above: Detail from Monet's Nympheas at l'Orangerie.