A faux beach and a grand museum
Trip Start Jun 20, 2012
82Trip End Aug 05, 2012
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The Musée d'Orsay was spectacular. Paul Gaugin; Van Gogh; Paul Signac; Maximillien Luce; François Garas; Édouard Vuillard; Monet; Edgar Degas; Manet, Jacques-Émile Blanche; Karl Bennewitz Bon Löfen, le jeune; Jean-François Millet; Pierre Auguste Renoir; Camille Pissaro; Alfred Sisley; Alexander Harrison; Georges Rochegrosse; René-Emile Ménard; Léon Frédéric; Gustave Courbet; Rosa Bonheur and Camille Carot all had pieces on display which I was enchanted and awed by.
I was ushered out of the museum as it closed, frantically typing some last key names down; no photos were allowed, not even of the artist write-ups beside the pieces. I returned to the apartment and wrote out some postcards to friends back home. I had the leftover vegetables for dinner and a glass of red to accompany my writing.