Gardens of Time is no longer available at the Playdom website. It is my understanding that it has been removed from Facebook, too. There is a Gardens of Time app, but I haven’t used it (yet). The game may be gone, but I still have screenshots of it that I wanted to share. One of my absolute favorite things in the game was the series of scenes, quests, and items that were connected to the Parisian Painter Series.

The basic storyline that went with the Parisian Painter series started with a mystery. Someone was traveling through time and defacing famous paintings. The player had to work his or her way through the quests in order to discover who it was and stop that person. It turned out to be a NPC (non-player character) who was a painter and who believed he would become the most famous painter of all if he destroyed all the great art that came before him.

One of the best things about this series is almost every scene was based on a famous painting. In other words, players had to find hidden objects that were created in the style of the art they fit into.

The first scene features the “Dogs Playing Poker” painting that many people would easily recognize.  The second one has the Arc de Triomphe.  The third is based on a painting by Edgar Degas called The Rehearsal.  The fourth scene is based on Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli. The fifth scene is based on Garden at Sainte-Adresse by Claude Monet.  The sixth scene in Part 1 of the Parisian Painter series features one of the Merry Go Rounds in Paris.

Part 2 of The Parisian Painter was much shorter than the first part.  The first scene shows a painter who is working on a painting outside in Paris.  The second scene is based on The Bedroom by Vincent van Gogh.  The third scene is probably supposed to be the inside of an art museum, but I have not be able to figure out which one.

Part 3 of The Parisian Painter also had three scenes.  I believe the first one is showing one of the many fountains in Paris. The second scene is based on The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo. It was painted on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.  The third, and final scene in the series, includes an image of the Cathedral of Notre Dame.

I managed to complete all of the scenes, build all of the buildings, and collect the special items that went along with The Parisian Painter series before Gardens of Time disappeared from Playdom.com.  It was fun to arrange them in my garden in a way that put them all together in a “picture”.  I also added a couple of things that were not directly from the series, but seemed to fit the theme.

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