Friday, November 6, 2009

Paris - Musee d’Orsay

On rainy days we like to visit the museums so the next rainy day we visited the Musee d’Orsay; which is well known for its paintings, and we really liked the Impressionist collection. They had a large collection of paintings including some large collections of Cezanne, Courbet, Degas, Manet, Monet, Renoir, and Vincent Van Gogh (we even saw Whistlers Mother). The Van Gogh’s, Sisley, and Monet collections were our favorites. Seeing all the paintings of Van Gogh, with the aid of the audio-guide, really allowed me to appreciate the genius of his works as well as others. Noah got a little bored with all the paintings, he liked the sculptures better and the d’Orsay didn’t have as many sculptors.

Here are a few of our favorites:

Claude Monet - Blue Water Lilies:
Vincent Van Gogh - Starry Night:
Vincent Van Gogh - The Church in Auvers-sur-Oise:
Our subway stop, waiting for the Metro, usually we had to wait less then 4 minutes for a Metro, a lot less then in Dresden. Liss and Noah on our way to the d'Orsay.

The outside of the Musee d'Oray:

The d'Orsay was once a train station, as you can see it has the shape of a typical train station. Can you find Noah and Melissa in this picture?
Back to the Tuileres, our favorite place to hang out in Paris. She looked like she wanted to hold hands.

View of the Eiffel tower in the clouds, from the Tuileres:

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