Once again, I have become a fanatical photo taker in the midst of beautiful artwork. I troll through the galleries, snapping pics of any painting that moves me. It is as if I think I can possess a bit of the beauty by locking it in the memory storage of my smartphone. There is no way to capture the details on a canvas with my camera, the way my naked eye can consume in person, but damned if I don’t try. These photos represent a mere fraction of the work I appreciated in museums in Paris, Musee D’orsay, famous for its’ impressionist collection, the Musee Carnavalet with it’s specifically Paris themed art, and the George Pompidou Center, home to modern and contemporary artwork. I made no note of the artists, but imagine many of these famous pieces will be recognizable to other art lovers. Enjoy the eye candy!
*Some tips on visiting:
Musee D’Orsay is probably the most popular museum in Paris, second only to the Louvre, which we did not visit on this trip. We went to the museum on a rainy weekday, along with every other tourist in the vicinity who woke with the same plan. In order to beat the long queues, we purchased our entry tickets in advance (children are free), and cut our line-waiting in half. On the first Sunday of every month, many well-known Parisian museums open their doors for free. We took this opportunity to visit ???. This museum is open all day until 10 or 11 at night. We visited in the late afternoon and lines were still long, but quick.