Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Visiting Musee d'Orsay


Outside of Musee d'Orsay - photo from Wikipedia
We visited several art museums while in Paris, including the Musee d'Orsay. This was one of our favorite art museums, though we didn't have much time here. We saw only a fraction of it - and we'll just have to go back some day!
We started out with lunch at the restaurant. It was gorgeous!
You aren't allowed to take photos in the exhibits, but many people take a photo like this from one of the upper floors. We saw works by Cezanne, Degas, Gaugin, Monet, Renoir, Seurat, and Van Gogh.
Alex and I spent quite a bit of time looking at these 'puppets' from a display about the Chat noir Shadow Theatre. As the name implies, these figures would make shadow figures and stories were told in that way.
And, isn't this a great one?
The museum is built in an old railway station and has several gorgeous clocks including this one.

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