Posted on May 1, 2020
This fiercely proud lion stands guard in the Musée d’Orsay, on the left bank of the Seine in Paris. Notice the even fiercer lion standing guard behind him.
Posted on May 18, 2018
For this week’s Black & White Photo Challenge, Cee has asked for an image of anything that ends in ‘ock’.
I do have a picture of the large black rooster from the farm just up the road, but making the post title fit the brief and at the same time observe propriety was too problematic.
Instead, here is an entirely respectable photograph taken from inside the clock tower of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. If you’re wondering why a museum should have a clock tower, in this case it’s because the building used to be a railway station.
Posted on June 5, 2016
Not so long ago, I posted this stark image of one of the outside-facing clocks on the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. For the latest WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge, with the theme of Numbers, here is the ornate gilded clock – roman numerals and all – that hangs over the main exhibition hall inside:
Less conventionally, here’s another way of looking at numbers, from the old schoolroom in Montrol-Sénard:
Posted on May 27, 2016
An open topic for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week gives me an excuse to post this image.
It was taken in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, which is housed in a former mainline railway station. This is the inside of the clock tower. I was praying that everybody else would get out of the shot before this gentleman decided to move on and spoil the composition.
This is what it looks like from the outside: