Thursday, September 07, 2006

Day 5 - d’Orsay Museum

On our 3rd day in Paris we decided to check out the d’Orsay Museum.

Musee d’Orsay is famous for its collection of Impressionist masterpieces. For example: Van Gogh, Cezanne, Degas, Monet, Gaugin. There's a saying that people visit the Louvre because they have to, but visit the d'Orsay because they want to.

They don't let you take photos of the paintings, but you can take photos of the sculptures and things that aren't affected by light.
Here's a photo of the museum's interior. Trains once pulled into this former train station, under the curved roof. Here we are on the balcony.Statues perched on the balcony overlooking the city of Paris.Sacre’-Coeur – The white Byzantine-Romanesque church built on top of Paris’s highest hill. We will be going there later on today.Listening to my headphones. I love these things. I can punch in a number associated with a work of art and hear the history and story behind it and the artist. Although there isn't a correlating number associated with each, they still have a good number represented.

Astrid is sleeping in her stroller.

One of my favorite sections was for Paul Gauguin. It was interesting to see his depiction of tropical Polynesia before he lived there and after. After his death a friend of his brought back the carved wood art pieces that surrounded the entrance to his home, which is featured in the gallery.

I liked this sculpture. As we were walking out of the museum, we noticed the head of Goethe.

It's our last day in Paris, so we're going to see as much as we can today for a full day of sightseeing.

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