Monday, December 17, 2012

Monday December 17 - Musee de l'Orangerie

Entry ticket to the Musee de l'Orangerie
This was our first visit to the Musee de l'Orangerie.  From the outside the building looks large but it is quite small inside.  The staff were not very pleasant or helpful and one had the feeling they would have preferred to have been somewhere else.

There are two large rooms devoted to the enormous works by Monet using the water at Giverny as his inspiration.  They are all on large curved canvasses and are very impressive.  The rest of the exhibition is a small but very good collection of impressionists Cezanne, Renoir, Picasso, Rousseau, Modigliani, Matisse, Utrillo etc.  It is a similar to the Courtauld collection in London, small but well chosen.
I found  way to take a picture of the Eiffel Tower in the Gare Saint Lazare
A couple more pictures of faces in Saint Lazare that only a mother would love/
On the right is one of the new locomotives.  These turned out to be considerably longer than the locomotives they replaced - so long in fact that the trains were too long for some stations.  One passenger car was removed from each train - problem solved

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