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The Abergavenny Market – A Visual Journey With Food, Music and More

By Lakshmi:  

The Abergavenny Market, located in the town of the same name in South Wales is a colorful introduction to a smorsgasboard of local foods, crafts and more.  One hundred plus vendors spanning indoors and out bring the heart of this town to life on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.  We gorged on Welsh cakes and olives, admired handmade guitars, woodwork and jewelry and learnt a few Welsh recipes as well.

Cardiff – Home To One Of The Largest Collections Of Impressionist Art

Before our recent trip to Cardiff, we noticed a tweet announcing that the National Museum in Cardiff is home to one of the largest collections of Impressionist works in Europe.  Cardiff?  Really?  When we mentioned it to friends, they thought we were kidding.  Here in pictures is a small microcosm of our journey through this gem – Impressionism and more!

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The sign at the entrance
An impressive display in the lobby
An impressive display in the lobby
The lovely ceiling
The lovely ceiling
Part of the Van Gogh "Wheatfield" series - To me, this was the highlight
Part of the Van Gogh “Wheatfield” series – To me, this was the highlight!
Alfred Sisley - The only impressionist to visit and paint in Wales
Alfred Sisley – The only impressionist to visit and paint in Wales
Claude Monet's San Giorgio Maggiore by Twilight
Claude Monet’s San Giorgio Maggiore by Twilight
La Parisienne from Pierre Auguste Renoir
La Parisienne from Pierre Auguste Renoir
A masterpiece from Rodin
A masterpiece from Rodin
Another Rodin sculpture
Another Rodin sculpture

To learn more about visiting the museum, do visit their website at

http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/art/