The Musee d'Orsay was one of the things I definitely had to see whilst in Paris. Mostly because when my mother visited the year before she missed out. I didn't make it there though till our very last day in the city, right at twilight, so we didn't have very long to explore the galleries. What I did see though was incredibly beautiful, my favourites being the Van Goghs and the Monets. Next time I visit I'll be sure to spend more time in the gallery, which was built inside an old train station. The building itself is magnificent, the first hall full of sculptures especially. My absolute favourite part of the building was this magnificent clock window that looked out over the Seine. I felt a little bit like Hugo Cabret, hiding behind a clock face looking out over Paris.
I just could not help myself. These eclairs are just too yummy. I sat in front of Notre Dame to eat them, people watching. There was mostly tourists wandering around outside of the cathedral, but there was also a bunch of workmen setting up for some sort of Christmas concert. That half an hour or so, sitting around underneath a tree outside of Notre Dame is really special to me. Mostly because of ECLAIRS.
Fair warning: this post has a lot of photographs, this place was awesome. My first stop of my final day in Paris was the Gallery of Anatomy and Paleontology. I mostly wanted to go because of descriptions of the place such as this, where other photographers had talked about the light and how wonderful the building was. It is a beautiful museum, filled with lots of old relics from times long gone. I got in for free too, a nice surprise! I think that the man at the door mistook me for English while I tried to explain I was a student and should get a discount. It's a mistake I am always happy for people to make. There was a group of French art students there with their lecturer, who gave them instructions before the students took off to sketch the bones. We were the only people in the museum, as it was so early but it was simply calm, not eerie at all. I had a lot of fun with my 50mm f/1.4, snapping away happily while trying to decipher the French on the name tags.
Hi! I'm Louise. I am a writer, photographer, traveler, book fanatic and blogger. I love to post about my adventures and the little things I do that make life fun.
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