Musée d’Orsay

Posted on October 22nd, 2012 by

Secret Cameras

I have shared my love of train stations in the past. This one is perhaps one of the oldest and coolest of the bunch I have photographed so far. It was built for the 1900 Exposition, over the years, the station because unsuitable for modern trains. It went through a number of lives, then in 1970 it was slated for demolition. WHAT!

Luckily for everyone a very smart person in the government ruled against demolition and it was decided the old train station would make a wonderful museum. I can’t image the wonderful architectural treasures we have lost…Orsay is a testament to what can happen to these treasures when they are given modern jobs.

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  • Mary Livesay

    This is one of my all time favorite museums in the world! You captured it beautifully in this shot!

    • http://www.batteredluggage.com/ W Brian Duncan (aka IPBrian)

      Its one of my favorites as well…I am a sucker for Van Gogh.