May 29, 2013

Monet's "Water Lilies," Paris

Photograph by Clearview/Alamy

A former greenhouse in the southwest corner of the Jardin des Tuileries is now home to the Musée de l'Orangerie, a world-class museum most famous for housing Claude Monet's "Nymphéas," a series of eight water lily paintings. The vast scale of the paintings is impressive—each one is six feet high. They were first put on display when the museum opened in 1927, shortly after Monet's death.

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