The Orsay Museum

The Orsay Museum has to be one of the most beautiful museums in Paris. It was once a train station so has a wonderfully rounded roof with glass everywhere. Instead of tearing it down, they converted it into a museum which is a very fortunate thing.

One of many sculptures in the center of the museum.

A view from up above. You can see from the shape that it was a train station.

There are several enormous clocks, two of which you can see through to scenes of Paris outside. Usually you can see Sacre Coeur from here but the day was too foggy.

My favorite clock in the Orsay.

12 thoughts to “The Orsay Museum”

  1. Hi there! I spent many hours last night reading your blog from beginning to end. I’m so happy I’ve found you. You are living my American in France dream, bad pipes and all! The pictures you share with us of France are fabulous. Thank you for adding to my daydream so perfectly.

  2. I have almost exactly the same photos! I absolutely loved the Musee D’Orsay, to walk around every corner and see a familiar piece of art and have it not be a print! I bought a tourist book in the shop and it has lots of photos of the beautiful art and one very realistic painting of female genitalia – bizarre.

  3. Oooh lovely! Thank goodness for the conservation awareness of Parisians. It’s great to be able to see it till this day.

  4. Linda, I read and enjoy your photographs and writing so much but I always forget to comment.
    Happy New Year to you!

  5. The photos are beautiful Linda. The Musee D’Orsay is on my “to do list” for the next visit to Paris. Hope it’s in the near future.

    Happy New Year to all of you and your family.

  6. This is my favorite I think – their collection of impressionist paintings is so fabulous….and the bulding itself is awesome. I loved standing behind the clock and looking out to Montmartre – it wasn’t foggy that day – more like 100 in the shade, whew!!

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