Sunday, October 25, 2009


Today the forecast was for light rain all day so decided to
take in the Musee D'Orsay. This is an old train station that was
scheduled to be torn down. According to Rick Steves, the French
decided that it would be a good place to house the 19th centure art
scattered throughout the city. The collection is enormous and
wonderful. I like this picture. I think it would make a good
Christmas card. It's "La Vierge au rouge gorge"
by Ernest Herbert

This is "Portrait of the Artist's Mother by
James Abbot McNeill Whistler

"Bal du Moulinde la Galette" by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

"La Rue Montorgueil fete du juin 1878"
by Claude Monet. Rue Montorgueil is the market street in this
neighborhood. There are cheese shops, butchers, fruit market,
vegetable, market, wine stores and several boulangerie-
patisseries, cafes and one supermarche.

"A Starry Night" by Vincent Van Gogh
I only saw the ground floor, the mezzanine and the 5th floor.
I missed the 3rd and 4th floors. I guess I'll just have to come
back to Paris to see them.

1 comment:

Ginan said...

Ahhh how wonderful!!!