Jim Reisert: Travel

Wednesday, June 11

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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 Center.

George Pompidou Center

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".

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.

Paris, from George's

On to the museum - what a bunch of wacky stuff! Besides


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