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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

O is for Orsay — Musée d'Orsay

There is so much to see in Paris, we couldn't possibly see all of it in five nights and four days, not even all the things within an easy walk of our hotel in the 7th Arrondissement. One place I wanted to visit, but couldn't, is the Musée d'Orsay, which is now featuring a Manet exhibit. This special exhibition started four days after we left Paris, and runs until July 3. If you are within an easy commute of Paris, I would suggest it would be great to see this exhibit featuring "Manet, the Man who Invented Modern Art"!
And...did you know the Musée d'Orsay is housed in the former railroad station Gare d'Orsay?





                                                                                                                                                          Photos by Richard Schear

Posted for ABC Wednesday,
hosted this week by my very busy blogging friend, and now our personal friend, Gattina, who has just returned home to Belgium after a week with another blogging friend in the South of France.
To see how others around the world have dealt with the letter "O"

38 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous captures as always, Kay, and what a great post for the O Day! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia
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Roger Owen Green said...

cool beasties. when I go to Paris...

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Martha Z said...

This is one of the few places in Paris we have visited. The clerks were on strike that day and after a long wait in the rain visitors were finally allowed in, for free, as there was no one to take our money.

Paula Scott said...

Beautiful! I also posted a wee bit of something on Manet. I love those sculptures and find myself feeling a bit of public art envy. We have none in our city yet.

Reader Wil said...

Such a pity you missed Manet. I like this period in paintings and the other impressionists.
Thanks for the beautiful tour.

Hildred and Charles said...

Lovely travel post Kay, as always. I have always had a great feeling for both Monet and Manet. Thank you for sharing your travels!

anthonynorth said...

Great photos, and a wonderful city.

EG Wow said...

Seeing Paris in four days sounds like a tremendous challenge. I wouldn't know where to start!

VioletSky said...

I am still jealous of your four days, though....

Carver said...

Wonderful shots. It is often hard to know what to do on short trips to fantastic places.

Rajesh said...

Interesting exhibition. Would have loved to see this.

photowannabe said...

Spectacular things to see. Wish I could do that.
That was a whirlwind tour you were on.

Gigi Ann said...

I think I would love a visit to Paris, but so sorry you didn't get to visit the Musee d'Orsay. Maybe next time.

Meryl said...

I LOVE this museum! I find it so much more manageable than it's sister across the way. I also love their statue collection. Thanks!

Dianne said...

This is my favourite museum in Paris - Oh! to be with-in a train ride away.

Friko said...

Looks like you had a wonderful and very busy time. Meeting other bloggers is interesting too.

Wanda said...

Oh beauty, beauty, beauty.

Christine said...

These travel blogs make me sad. I want to be there. It has been 29 years since I toured Europe with my family. I would appreciate that Manet exhibit so much more now.

Kim, USA said...

These places are gorgeous. I could only imagine how good is the food and the wine too ^_^ Thanks for sharing!

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Tumblewords: said...

I love Paris in the... yes, I do. Beautiful photos!

Lily Hydrangea said...

I love Manet so yes, I would love to see this show too!
Great photos Kay.
: )

Dinah said...

One day I will see Paris! this is on my bucket list. Thanks for sharing ;-)

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chubskulit said...

Oh so beautiful!

A Splash of Orange made my ABC this week, come and see. Thank you!

Mona said...

I have sister in Paris and relatives .. hope to visit it also .. ANyway, would love to see this one. Have time to visit my O Entry.

Antonette said...

I want the horse statue! Can you get that for me the next time you are there? LOL

Fantastic shots!

~Antonette

Kay said...

I'm so glad you got to go there. It's one of our favorite museums. There was a Millet painting there of a spring rain that I fell in love with. I was hoping they'd have a poster, but alas, no.

SquirrelQueen said...

I love all of the animal statues especially the rhino, he is very cool. Sorry you missed the Manet exhibit, that would have been exciting.

Wren said...

Oh, those near misses are so aggravating! The down side of traveling.

Enjoying your photos - it's fun to compare with what we saw and photographed in Paris a couple of years ago.

Gattina said...

I have been in this museum several times with my art school, and I have seen Manet in Brussels there are also lots of famous museums. For the moment we have a big Egyptian one, with mummies etc. I absolutely have to go there. It is in this big exposition building just opposite from the Atomium if you remember, because the exposed things are so huge !

Ms. Burrito said...

I am getting addicted with this blogging hobby, I get to see beautiful places and learn interesting things. Very nice O you have here..

Mind lOOking at my O entry?, have a nice day!

Tiger85 said...

Beautiful pictures. I hope to travel soon. =)

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Joy said...

I'm lucky enough to have visited, a few years ago. I would love to go back, it has the wow factor. I'm drooling over the Manet poster now, and due to go to France in July, but will miss the show as well; timing is everything isn't it.

Beverley Baird said...

Someday I'll visit Paris! Great look at a lovely place! Thanks Kay!

Greyscale Territory said...

This looks like an intriguing place to visit! And I too would so love to see a Manet exhibition!n Great photos!

jane said...

Sorry you missed to get to the Musee d'orsay - Monets Waterlilies in the Orangerie are fantastic to see also - Paris is magical - I love it - Bye

jabblog said...

Those sculptures are tremendous. I could hop across to Paris . . .

Lynette Killam said...

Ooh...one of the museums I've most wanted to see! The Manet exhibition would be excellent, but as you say, there is rarely enough time to visit all the wonders a city has to offer. I hope to get to Paris one day...:)

Absolutely love the humongous sculptures..great shots you took!

Lynette

cieldequimper said...

Shame you couldn't, it's a great place!