Gustave Caillebotte ~ Paris Street Rainy Day 1877 (PD wiki)
Georges Seurat ~ A Sunday on La Grande Jatte 1884 (PD wiki)
Alfred Stevens ~ La Parisienne 1880 (PD wiki)
1920 Erte Parasols
Edouard Manet ~ Spring 1881 (PD wiki)
James Tissot ~ Two Sisters
August Macke ~ Before the Hat Shop
Paul Cézanne ~ La Promenade
Grün ~ An Elegant Lady with a Parasol
La Mode Illustree
Peach With A Parasol
I will be toting my umbrella in leau of a parasol, as even the French are not allowed to interfere with the state of my hair. The weather is scheduled to be most unpredictable in May, so for Gail a brolly is a must. I know, so British of me. Yes, you read that right, I'll be packing an umbrella not parasol. Gasp! I really can't travel around France for three weeks with a parasol, not even my cute folding one.
So yes, you guessed it, Fashionable Reader, I fly to France tomorrow. Don't you worry, I know how to schedule posts here on blogspot so you'll have regular drops of Then & Nows and even a few others while I am away.
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