Paris : PhotoPoem # 6 : “Monet & Renoir at the Orangerie, Paris”

Slumming in Paris Part SixParis PhotoPoems Series, #6 “Monet & Renoir at the Orangerie, oParis” –

1st published 11.23.12 – updated 04.19.19

Pictured Left : Slumming in Paris Part Six, With The Children: Movie Museum & Breakfast


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Paris : PhotoPoem # 6 : “Monet & Renoir at the Orangerie, Paris”


Girls at the Piano, Renoir, l'Orangerie, circa 1892
Girls at the Piano, Renoir, l’Orangerie, circa 1892


“Friends In The Same House”

the orangerie


curved walls built to suit

the art of monet’s last works


whose best friend


also graces the walls –

how suiting

one house



two friends

sharing space

sharing the shared fruit of their travels

in art

© 2012 felipe adan lerma


Monet, "Argenteuil" l'Orangerie, circa 1975
Monet, “Argenteuil” l’Orangerie, circa 1875



Prompt for OpenLinkNight # 72

hosted by claudia, with an interesting essay on travel, in the physical world, and the worlds of fantasy and poetics

“I’m thankful for every single poet who shows up here tonight and shares a bit of their journey, allows us a glimpse into their life and gives us the opportunity to travel a few miles into unknown territory and the magical world of verse.”

reading of claudia’s travels via her poems, and recently giving my wife’s and mine’s stay in paris a shot at some travel inspiration, i’d say this promises to be a prompt worth seeing what the contributing poets come up with 😉




visiting the musee de l’orangerie this time around (our first trip was over 11 years ago) was a special priority for us this time around, as last time we were here in the early 2000’s, the building was under renovation

one of my favorite spots to have visited last time, was the tuileries, so realizing we could make a short-daylight afternoon of the gardens, and then visit the place where monet’s huge late-life waterlilies were housed, was a real treat

no photos are allowed of the waterlilies canvases  but we were able to take a couple of pics of two wonderful impressionist images, one from renoir, and one from monet



if you want discounted tickets to both the d’Orsay and the l’Orangerie, assuming you haven’t already decided to get the monster all-museum pass to most of the paris museums (which we got the first time and was well worth it), then you can get a good discount purchasing for just these two museums, which are (sorta) across the seine river from each other

the young intern with an eager approach to practicing his growing use of english, at the visitors center at the pyramides location, suggested, since we’d have to wait in the regular line to get our combo ticket (once one has a ticket, the other museum has a reservation line, ie, already purchased a ticket-line, that lets you zoom in), it would be easier to go to the l’orangerie first, which has much smaller (though active) lines than the d’orsay (which is HUGE) 😉

it was an extremely valuable suggestion we’re grateful for



also, if you go to the l’orangerie, before or after, to the southeast of the place de condorde, where the big spiky monument is, is a view of the eiffel tower

as you walk to the corner of the bridge over the seine, the view of the eiffel tower gets better and better, and if you cross to the east side of the bridge, the view is really grand

we still haven’t seen it at night, but i think that’s coming soon, i hope 😉


Final Word

and finally, i wanted to say, that though my first trip with sheila here to paris, was more than anything, to see the great paintings, esp the impressionist art, the inner city as a whole, set within the original ancient city walls circling the arrondissements, is a work of beauty all its own –

the way the trees are cut and placed, the angles of facades, the variety of both broad and narrow streets, the way people place so many flowers and even trees in planters in the windows, the cut of the clothes worn daily, it’s amazing what a culture that wants beauty around itself can do

thanks everyone 😉



Paris PhotoPoem Posts

Paris : PhotoPoem # 1 : “Paris, a View from Starbucks”

Paris : PhotoPoem # 2 : “At the Quai of Notre Dame”

Paris : PhotoPoem # 3 : “Big Treats on Little Streets”

Paris : PhotoPoem # 4 : “Music at Shakespeare & Company”

Paris : PhotoPoem # 5 : “The Tuileries” With Photo-Essay

Paris : PhotoPoem # 6 : “Monet & Renoir at the Orangerie, Paris”

Paris : PhotoPoem # 7 : “Luxembourg Gardens” With Photo-Essay

Paris : PhotoPoem # 8 : “Au Revoir Paris, Hellooo Paris in Memories”

PhotoPoem: “Passages in Moments”


Adan Lermablessings everyone 😉

namaste´- con dios – god be with you


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  1. Reblogged this on © Felipe Adan Lerma – All Rights Reserved and commented:

    This post about Musee de l’Orangerie was written while my wife and I were in Paris late 2012 for about 6 weeks. It includes an homage poem I wrote back then to works of Monet and Renoir we saw in the circular museum housing Monet’s huge stretches of water lilies. If this Reblog sample tempts you to click to the original 2012 post (links updated), you’ll find info about visiting this and the d’Orsay across the Seine – plus lots more links to Paris-things of interest 🙂


    • it’s terrific to see their work, another place with “tons” of their work, is the d’orsay

      gonna plant enough want-to’s in ya til you and your family make it over here too, your kids would go bazoonkers 😉


  2. so very cool when two art friends share space in a museum… i think they influenced each other heavily, learned from each other…have seen both their paintings side by side in a expressionism exhibition in amsterdam as well… sounds like you’re having a wonderful inspiring time in paris…


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