At Arles in Provence, Vincent Van Gogh painted a delightful evening scene showing a cafe under the stars, lit by gas lamps. He did the painting for the cafe’s owner in order to pay for his meals as he was always broke. Today that painting is in the Netherlands. It is known as the Café Terrace at Night and is worth millions.
The cafe itself – as you can see – is still there on the Place du Forum in Arles, and these days it is known as “Le Café Nuit” – or The Night Cafe.
Sharon and I had a wonderful dinner there – very French – with a nice carafe of wine. It was a magic evening 🙂And here is what it looked like in 1888 when Van Gogh painted it