THATd’Or Photos, Part 3

Continuing on the photo series started here and here, I’ve been having fun depositing candidate shots for the THATd’Or site. If you have any faves of the below I’d love to hear from you! And in the meantime thanks so much to those of you who’ve emailed or left comments on the blog. It’s hugely appreciated!

Bicycle Gare d'Orsay

Is this too bicycle-centric for a Treasure Hunt at the Musee d’Orsay website?

This may very well be a bit too much bicycle for a THATd’Or website. But it caught me and whilst with camera I justified the shot via the vertical reading of the word “Orsay” – in person entirely evident – within the RER station, just behind the back wheel.

Gare d'Orsay Bike

So if you had to choose between these bicycle shots – do you like it better with a bit of life or without?

Gare d'Orsay

And to be honest both these interior hall shots are entire MUCK… but can a website devoted to a Treasure Hunt at the Musee d’Orsay really exist without a full-on view of the interior of the museum? The thing that I wondered, as I took these shots (nearly resting my camera on the “No Camera” sign) is will they care that I have some of the artwork in my view?

Gare d'Orsay
Gare d’Orsay became the museum we know in 1986

Then to take a step back …

Gare d'Orsay

Which do you prefer, a façade framed by the nearby pedestrian bridge, or a façade shot up close — and focused on the building opposed to those clocks? (speaking of the bridge – do you know which American patriot’s statue stands at the end of this bridge?)…

Gare d'Orsay without clocks
façade close up, without those iconic clocks?

These venerable old halls are so time-worthy…

Interior Clock
interior clock

Victor Laloux’s interior main hall clock is no less impressive than those two behemoths facing the Seine and readable from the Tuileries gardens. Which clock do you prefer, in your face or off to a sly diagonal?

Clock face in Gare d'Orsay

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