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Probably one of the most photographed features in Paris: The D'Orsay clock from inside the museum, but I liked the view of the Louvre Palace through the window. It houses one of the finest art collections in the world. A former railway station, (it's a rather oddly-shaped building to be anything else!), it now houses an extensive collection of Impressionist masterpieces by artists such as Monet, Van Gogh Pisarro, Cezanne and Renoir. The museum also has a fine collection of sculpture, by figures such as Francois Rude, Rodin, Gaugin and others. Some architecture, decorative arts and photographs are housed here as well, including traveling exhibitions. The D'Orsay houses mostly French art dating from 1848 to 1914, but also others, some of which were displayed at the National Galarie until this opened in 1986. The building itself was built in 1900 for an exposition, and was designed by three notable architects: Lucien Magne, Emile Benard and Victour Laloux. It was quickly outdated, however, and became a mailing center during WWII. The French Government decided to convert the immense structure to a museum in 1977, and it was thus opened in December 1986. If you want to check out the official website: http://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/home.html

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  • Copyright: Terez Anon (terez93) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 72 W: 75 N: 353] (962)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-11-00
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-02-21 12:39
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