Saturday, July 19, 2008

Musee D'Orsay

The Musee D'Orsay is a huge art gallery lovingly created in the shell of a former station, one of the regeneration projects President Mitterand invested in Paris. Although there were one or two stunning exhibits, in general they were overshadowed by the wonderful building. Two huge hollow clock faces gaze out across Paris, over the Seine.

Inside, the building is dominated by the main hall, the former concourse of the station with its elegant curved roof towering over the space below.

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