Sunday, August 30, 2009

Musee d'Orsay


You'll notice the well-behaved students on a field trip getting instructions on how to remain well-behaved while in the d'Orsay.

10 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

I like this perspective of the Museum, it's so alive...
You were a teacher Jacob, so you must know that 'well-behaved students' is an oxymoron.

Cezar and Léia said...

wow magnificent!
Léia

Frank said...

My favotire museum in Paris. I like that it's a simple, converted space (Ha!). This is the only museum that I accidentally used my strobe about 12 inches from a Van Gogh. The look and warning in French was delightful and scarey. I was so embarrassed. (The light inside was perfect for hand-held, slow-speed shots.) Really good exhibitions and depth.

Thanks for reminding me of a wonderful experience. Great shot!

Starman said...

Also, my favorite musée, although the Marmottan has a better collection of the Impressionists. I love the "snack bar" on the second floor.

Jacob said...

@ VP - Very funny; and often quite true. But I was a hard taskmaster. Most often my students were quite well-behaved...but there were always the few. Generally speaking, though, by the end of the term, the "few" were very unhappy with their grades and looked forward to spending their summer back in school where they had ample opportunity to reflect on their wayward ways!

Allan Alexandre said...

Un musée que je connais qui renferme des sublimes œuvre.

Vogon Poet said...

@ Jacob - I always suspected that teachers reasoned like that, and now I think they were (and are) right!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

WOW! That's a classy place! Cool capture!

tapirgal said...

That's a great view of the M d'O. Nice contrastl How did you get the people to pose so artfully for you?

Jacob said...

@ Tapirgal - I yelled out, "Hold it, right there!"

;-))