Thursday, August 23, 2007

Sleep, sweet sleep, and Chloe




Finally we are into our beautiful hotel room, and just look at those pillows! The next mornng, two glorious hot-air balloons drift over us. A quick visit to Chloe, a famous painting, completes the visit.

7 comments:

Johnno said...

wow, look at Chloe!

Peter said...

i remember seeing Chloe in a pub in Melbourne back in the late 80`s..dont know if it was a copy though :/

eamonn said...

is that the sheilas! name allways wondered

dieter said...

Chloe is in Young and Jacksons Cnr Swanston & Flinders Sts
Melbourne I have had a few pots with when she was in the main bar downstairs. They say she was around 19 or younger, she certainly is a Melbourne Icon

dieter said...

The story goes that, in 1895, the real Chloe was in love with painter Jules Lefebvre and agreed to pose for the painting. When Lefebvre married her sister instead she was heart broken and committed suicide by drinking a poison made from boiled up phosphorous match heads. The painting spent some time in the National Galary but was removed after an outcry from prudish socialites that were characteristic of the period.

Brizpaul said...

Geez you could get lost in that bed its big to say the least, looks like fun

Peter said...

ah Young and Jacksons,thats the place.I went the when I was on leave when I was a Navy Recruit..a long time ago..lmao