THATD’Or Photos: Part 2

Station Clock
the station clock is in part so iconic to the Musee d’Orsay because it’s one of the few designated spots where photography’s allowed

Station Clock
those couches are so funny, once in they’re hard to get out!

This post will continue what I started in the last blog post – to linger over just which shots would be must suitable. If anyone has a preference I’d be grateful for any inputs or votes. For instance – do you think we’d like a napping lady to fill one of these seats?

Gare d'Orsay
I’ve certainly felt comfy enough there to take a quick snooze!

Museum rules are no photography other than the building itself, so what about outside —

Gare d'Orsay

Unfortunately the photo of the actual tabac is better than the one of the Six Continents (what I always think of as my Woman Warriors, wonderful ladies by various sculptors such as Alexandre Falguière (Asia) and Aimé Millet (South America), who were originally sculpted for the 1878 Universal Exposition and overlooked the Trocadéro esplanade.

Eugene Hiolle's North America

Eugène Hiolle’s North America (the Woman Warrior in the foreground) has a plaque with 4 names listed: Washington, Franklin and Lafayette. I’m leaving one American Patriot – do you know who?

As for the photo – part of why this photo is such absolute muck is because my eye was focusing on that d’Or from the tabac between North America and Africa (by Delaplanche, the second Woman Warrior in this shot)?

Gare d'Orsay

Questions of minutiae  – do you like the interior bridge taken from this perspective or the next, taken standing?

Gare d'Orsay
photo taken standing

Or perhaps the bridge is better off as seen from its side and being used?

Bridge in Silhouette
Bridge in silhouette

Lingering over this beautiful chamber has been a ball – now to just figure out how to get the site up!

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