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Fondation Beyeler – Monet 24

Charing Cross bridge. Monet painted over 30 works on this bridge alone. Here again, he uses the fog to his advantage. It’s later in the day, the sun is almost at its zenith and yet the mists refuse to yield their hold on the greatest metropolis of its day. Westminster in the distance becomes a ghost of its real self, a few straggly rays still seem to pour their benediction on the hoary stones. In the foreground, the bridge is delineated where the sun lights up the Thames, the rest is still in obscurity. A few clouds of smoke arise from a vehicle as it passes over, and I can smell the damp cold of London; an Indian standing in Switzerland is transported to Britain by a Frenchman.


About hbhatnagar

I need to fill this up with much better content than I had populated it with earlier. Why I write a blog maybe? I started blogging in 2009 or thereabouts. I was a newly turned atheist and wanted to converse with others of the same persuasion. We're not exactly a big population group in India! It didn't go very well and I sort of lost interest, posting a few things now and then. I got a lot more regular over the last few months and have been posting almost daily since February '15. There were many reasons why I gradually became more regular in posting, but one way or the other, here I am! So this blog has taken shape, being at different points in time my showcase, my comedy club, my art gallery, my book club, my therapist, my close friend, my innermost self....but always my little corner of the world. You are all welcome to visit and I hope you stay awhile! A few points about me because I don't want to lead anyone on(and trust me this does become an issue more often than I'd care to admit). I'm Indian, the brown-skinned variety; if race, ethnicity or skin colour is an issue, you don't have to get to know me any more than what you see on my blog. I'm 40, so if age is an issue, please be informed accordingly. I was a doctor, an ophthalmic surgeon for 10 years before I quit practice.


5 thoughts on “Fondation Beyeler – Monet 24

  1. Love that last sentence .. artists are so adept aren’t they ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Posted by Julie@frogpondfarm | 05/07/2017, 1:27 PM
  2. Through you words and thoughts, You are transporting your viewers there… Thank you, Dr. Hb!

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    Posted by Amy | 01/07/2017, 8:17 PM

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