Monday, April 12, 2010

A Day at Musee d' Orsay.

Seriously, I thought museums were boring and only for old retired people, but this visit to Musee d' Orsay (sounds like - Mew-say-dor-say) was actually pretty nice.

Oh, uh...I am actually an Old Retired person....OMG! Anyway, I actually bought the annual pass for 44 Euros (12 months, vip access and more)...when my friend Carrie was here for a visit last month.

This museum was the former Orsay Train Station and opened as a museum in December 1986. It's not so overwhelming and you can almost put your nose right up to a Pierre-Auguste Renior or Vincent Ban Gogh original...(that is until a grumpy old security guard tells you to back away.)

Here are a few photos from the afternoon....

Musee d' Orsay, through the rails of the foot bridge, Passerelle Leopold Sedar Senghot. "Love Padlocks" cover the bridge where couples symbolize their love.

Beautiful Originals.

Not overwhelming.

Up Close to Masterpieces.

Beautiful Sculptures.

The museum displays works of art from the period 1848 to 1914. So the "newest" work of art was created 96 years ago.

A day at Musee d' Orsay, could be interesting for more than just us old retired people...

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