Imagine my surprise when we arrived at the Regina Paris Hotel and I opened the balcony door to see the Louvre staring me in the face. This photo is totally zoomed out. The other view is of the Tuileries Garden, created by Catherine de Medicis as the garden of the Tuileries Palace in 1564. It was eventually opened to the public in 1667, and became a public park after the French Revolution. Since the 19th century, it is the place where Parisians celebratd, meet, promenade and relax. Tom and strolled through there after dinner last evening. In modern times there is a small carnival added. The third “Open Wide” view is around the corner from our bathroom door, opened wide.
The next two Open Wide photos are from the windows of Monet’s home in Giverny at hour from Paris. The first is his bedroom window, opened wide onto his garden, and the second is from his kitchen window.
If you can stand one more, there is this taken yesterday in the garden of the Rodin Museum. Auguste Rodin’s Le Genie du Repos Eternel”
frames the tourists in the museum’s window.