My cousin Mark's painting, with the wine bar in the basements of the yellow & green buildings.
And that's a self-portrait of the artist pushing a dolly of wine cases.
In addition to seeing my mom and three of my aunts, we spent an evening having drinks with one of my cousins and his wife. They're the ones who came to Paris on their honeymoon last year, and he's the one who painted this scene (above), which is now hanging in my house.
And here's the actual scene, from a slightly different angle.
Ken and I met up with Mark and Julie at a wine bar downtown which just happens to be in Mark's painting. I couldn't resist taking a real-life shot of the scene the next day. It was great fun to see them again!