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Van Gogh exhibition in France and other beautiful pics!

Saturday, June 22, 2019

One of my most favorite parts of my trip to France was the Van Gogh, Starry Night
Created by Gianfranco Iannuzzi - Renato Gatto - Massimiliano Siccardi - with the musical collaboration of Luca Longobardi.
It was simply amazing and at one point, I had goosebumps as I stood watching the pictures that he had painted rotate throughout the building and the music they chose to go along with it. It was shown in a huge old building that used to be a foundry and the way it was presented was outstanding. Here are just a few examples of the show. If you get the chance to see it before it leaves in December, I highly recommend it!

this particular pic was in a room of all mirrors and it was just breath-taking!

This truly doesn't show the true beauty of this exhibit!

And now for a few more pics of Paris!

an old abbey that is still standing

I love all the poppies you find everywhere in France!

This was a dessert they set on fire and they flip it in front of you to cook.

street musicians are always playing something

Beloved Notre Dame, still standing after the horrible blaze!


I will end here for this blog, I hope you enjoyed my tour of a beautiful trip!
I am amazed that 7 years ago yesterday I found spark people and joined. It was after a trip to France that I came back and was at my highest weight and I was searching for a quick fix, an appetite suppressant and instead, I found my spark, and spark people!
Thank you for being part of my journey. I missed all of you while I was gone on vacation as the settings in France are hard to see my page and the comments on pics as well.
Have a lovely weekend and keep on spreading your spark! You are all absolutely wonderful!

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    What a wonderful testimonial to Spark People, and what a beautiful blog of photos in France! Thank you, Holly.
    686 days ago
    I love this blog, I have it in my saved "Blog" folder! Thanks for sharing all of your trip! emoticon emoticon
    694 days ago
  • no profile photo CD15653250
    Beautiful memories!
    699 days ago
    Speechless!!! WOW
    703 days ago
  • WALNUTT1961
    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your trip with us!
    720 days ago
    Your pictures are fabulous. I love the one of you in the fuschia sweater and the matching flower below. Looks like you had a wonderful time. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    723 days ago
    Absolutely stunning and charming at the same time.
    725 days ago
    Beautiful photos!!! emoticon Thank you so much for sharing!!! emoticon
    726 days ago
    Truly inspirational! THX Holly! I've never been to Europe, it was GREAT to see it this way!!!! AMAZING photos! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    726 days ago
    Wow! Like I commented before the historical part of France/Europe is what appeals to me most. Very beautiful how they did the painting exhibit of Van Gogh- awesome painter! You should frame that pic of you in the poppies! Really good!
    Glad you found SP and are still here spreading your spark! Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog with encouragement! Much appreciated! emoticon emoticon
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    727 days ago
    The pictures are wonderful and your smiles even more so! Thank you for finding spark! You add much to my journey as well!
    727 days ago
    Stunning pictures Holly. Thank you for giving me a trip to Paris through your photos. What a truly amazing adventure you had. emoticon emoticon
    727 days ago
    So wonderful to see all this, just like being there :), one day we hope to go too :) emoticon emoticon
    728 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    Holly, the pictures are beautiful. I so enjoy taking the photo journey of your travels of France. So glad that Notre Dame is still standing after the fire there this year. I know the French people are thrilled some it made it through the fire. They plan to reconstruct the burned out parts from what I saw on TV.
    728 days ago
    Wow, how lucky are you Holly! Awesome photos. So glad you are enjoying
    your time in France again. emoticon
    728 days ago
  • no profile photo CD23833959
    Great pictures. Thank you for sharing
    728 days ago
    wow so truly beautiful i am glad you and your husband get to visit often i am so happy youve been here as a good friend all these years keep sparkig and shinning
    728 days ago
    What a wonderful blog, thank you. I would certainly enjoy that Van Gogh exhibit (former art history teacher!!) and I just love all the street scenes and pictures of you and John.

    I'm thinking that my DH has never been to Paris . . . .
    728 days ago
  • LINDAK25
    The Van Gogh Exhibition must have been incredible in person because the photos were fantastic. And then the flowers and Paris! Beautiful! What a wonderful vacation. Thanks for sharing it with us.
    728 days ago
    Beautiful photos!
    728 days ago
    Thank you for sharing your trip with me. It allowed me the luxury of going to a country that I have never been before and I am not certain if I will be able to see it. The trip was fantastic for me and I know doubly so for you as you were there in person!!!

    Again, thank you for sharing such a beautiful time with me and including me on your trip.


    - Nancy Jean -
    728 days ago
    Amazing pictures. Thank you!
    728 days ago
    Beautiful! Beautiful!! Beautiful!!
    Wonderful blog holly! Thank you for taking us on your trip to France! I am so happy you had an amazing time!
    (Would you please put me in your suitcase on your next vacation)
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
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    728 days ago
    Oh, my. It would take a book to leave comments on the photos you have posted, so I will try to keep it short. emoticon

    I wonder if the Van Gogh exhibition is available on YouTube? It must be truly breathtaking!

    The shot of the bridge and the waterlilies could be a model for one of the 250 paintings Monet painted in his Water Lily series over 100 years ago. He's one of my favorites, too.

    The juxtaposition of you or the flowers in the foreground of the photo(s), with the Paris landmarks in the background, is striking.

    Years ago, I Eurorailed through France, and spent a couple of days in Paris. Your trips and the photos you post, allow me travel (although virtually) once again to such a remarkable city.

    Thank you so very much for sharing with the Spark members. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    728 days ago
    728 days ago
    Oh Holly all of your pictures are beautiful! I love the one of you two in the mirror room. I really love the two of the purple jacket you had one and the purple flower.

    Thank you for your friendship here also. Happy 7th. Thank you for all you do for others on here. We Love you.

    Have a beautiful day with your family.

    Lots of hugs and smiles,
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    728 days ago
    What a lovely trip. Amazing pictures from the Van Gogh display. Thank you for sharing the pics.
    728 days ago
    Thank you so much for posting these will have to return to your posts to watch it again.
    728 days ago
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    728 days ago
    Looks like an incredible exhibit and wonderful experience.

    I recently purchased a leather journal with Van Gogh's Starry Night on its cover. The office of the Physics Department at my graduate institution had a large replica of Van Gogh's Starry Night adorning it's wall. I really like that particular piece of work too.

    Thanks for sharing the photos and giving us a glimpse into your trip.
    728 days ago
    I would love to see that exhibit! How wonderful you got to go.

    Looks like it was a memorable vacation with all the gorgeous pictures.

    Thanks for sharing them with us, Holly!

    Spark People is pretty awesome, isn't it. emoticon emoticon
    728 days ago
    Incredibly beautiful Holly!! What an experience to remember! You are a work of art yourself!! Thanks for sharing!!
    728 days ago
  • LORI-K
    Fabulous pics Holly!! Thank you for sharing and taking us on a tour of what you saw. I loved my time in Paris last summer! Such a magical place. ❤️
    728 days ago
    Amazing Holly, thanks for taking me along with you.

    AND I too value you as a kind and supportive friend. I found SP when looking for a weight loss club and not wanting to join Weight Watchers.
    SP was FREE and seemed easy to navigate, that was Dec 2007, I was only able to get serious about losing weight following my operation in 2008 and it took just 3 months to ditch 33 pounds, I;ve been maintaining ever since and enjoying the company of friends like you. emoticon emoticon
    728 days ago
    Oh, my...how gorgeous!
    I have been to Paris in April several times and so enjoy the beauty of it all.
    Your photos are amazing.
    Fine looking man you got there!
    You make a beautiful couple.
    I read about that Van Gogh exhibit and only hope they create a traveling version of it.
    I miss our friend Claire and hope she is well.
    728 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/22/2019 9:00:37 AM
  • 1958TMC
    Thank you for sharing the beauty of France! You are an awesome photographer!!
    728 days ago
  • no profile photo DIANADCR
    Beautiful beyond words. Thank you for sharing you marvellous journey and for reminding me that by recommitting my life to a healthy lifestyle I can truly and joyfully experience what is to come. Have a blessed day.
    728 days ago
    I went to the Van Gogh Museum in Holland and was mesmerized by his beautiful works. My fave artist. Thanks for sharing so many lovely pics.
    728 days ago
    Just one word: GORGEOUS! Thank you for sharing those beautiful pictures.

    It's amazing all the different AHA moments that happen that lead us to Sparks! Thank goodness for those moments!

    728 days ago
    Oh, the joys of "being there"! Thanks again for sharing. And what a great memory of where / when / under what circumstances you found "the spark"... and have kept it burning, ever since! emoticon
    728 days ago
  • no profile photo ROSSYFLOSSY
    Awesome! 😊😊😊👏
    728 days ago
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