A brief diversionary activity for moments of extreme boredom

Monet-ish or Monet-esque. Perhaps.

Monet-ish or Monet-esque. Perhaps.

Should you need a minor diversion in your life, may I introduce you to the brief amusement of the DIY Monet site offered by our national museum, Te Papa? The site is quite old and no longer appears to be fully functioning so I had to call upon the skills of a more technically-inclined friend to save my image. He did it by a screen capture and then cropping in, in case you want to save your DIY Monetesque photograph.

Our bridge is weathered timber, not the synthetic green shade favoured in Monet’s own garden at Giverny so far less distinctive as a landscape feature. But no matter, we like it in real life. We made the pilgrimage to Monet’s garden in Giverny last year.

The Monet bridge - one of two at Giverny

The Monet bridge – one of two at Giverny

Our own bridge, pre- Monet-ising

Our own bridge, pre- Monet-ising

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