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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Musée d'Orsay

"Let's go to Basel to see the Bonnard exposition." Patrice was all ready to plan another trip when I reminded him that we could go see some paintings by Bonnard right here in Paris. Why travel to Switzerland when we have so many museums right at our fingertips? Well, there is the chocolate . . .

And so, I took Patrice to the Musée d'Orsay yesterday. He last visited the museum when it first opened 25 years ago and was unfamiliar with the collection - after all, it's too close to home.

What a delight to revisit the museum which was undergoing renovations for the last two years. It always takes my breath away to see in person some of the most famous paintings in the world.

Of course there were paintings by Bonnard:
In addition to the collections, the building itself is beautiful. Photography is not allowed, but I did manage to get a few shots of the fabulous clocks. This one is on the inside:
And this exterior clock faces north and gives a great view of Montmartre.
Not in Paris? You can take a virtual visit to the Orsay museum here.

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