Says me, while looking at Sunday's mirror.
Mondays follow Sundays,
and that alone should be reason
Echoes of Auguste's
Luncheon of the Boating Party?
The well dressed Ladies
in their summer finery?
The clinking of the glasses,
the bottles of wine?
Oops, wrong line,
wrong picture too!
(Come to think of it,
who wants to be served
by Renoir's garçons in underwear???)
There we go!
wrong image! *sigh*
Look at this scene,
out on a wooden deck,
no boat in sight, but
no mysterious gentlemen in tophats either!
Ever wondered about those gentlemen,
milling about in the back of Renoir's boat,
looking like ominous tax collectors,
ready to spoil the fun?
Ah, Life is But a Dream
Built on a dearth of Monday poems!
Photographed on 17 May 2009 at Schloss Hof -
Prince Eugene's country estate in Lower Austria - by Merisi
who admired Renoir's beautiful, room-filling painting intently
on many a visit to The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC
Once upon a time,
Hof Castle had a working manor farm.
Nowadays one of the farm's buildings houses
the restaurant "Zum Weißen Pfau"
To the White Peacock
The outdoor eating area
offers a view of the gardens and the
rolling hills of the open countryside
Dedicated to my friends
Renate and Veronika
"The Luncheon of the Boating Party"
would not have been half the fun
without their company!
Images and Text are Merisi's own © by Merisi