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Musée d'Orsay, Musée National d'Art Moderne
We started our day with a visit to the Musée d'Orsay.
This museum is housed in a former train station and has only been open since
December 1986. It houses one of France's premier collections of impressionist
art. Unfortunately, two pieces we had hoped to see were on loan:
Dance at Bougival by Renoir, and Whistler's Mother (by Whistler, of course).
We spent the rest of the afternoon at the Musée National d'Art Moderne at the Pompidou
Since the center was open late, we decided to first grab a bite to eat
at George's, the open-air rooftop café at the center.
On the way through the hamster tubes, some windows were
open, and looking down, we saw some people laying on the ground in the plaza
next to the center. They were spelling out "SOS Architecture".
We arrived at the café about 45 minutes
before they were to begin setting up for the dinner crowd, but our waiter was
pleasant and let us finish our over-priced lunch and drinks in peace.
There is an excellent view of Paris from the cafe.
On to the museum - what a bunch of wacky stuff! Besides