Paris 2008 (10)
More photos from the Musee d'Orsay...
The Main Hall
In the foreground is Les Quatre Parties du Monde Soutenant la Sphére Céleste [Four Parts of the World Holding the Celestial Sphere] (1872)
by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux
Exécution sans jugement sous les rois maures de Grenade [Summary Execution under the Moorish Kings of Grenada]
1870 by Henri Regnault
Just what you want to see straight after breakfast!
A bit of a headache
Outside the Musee d'Orsay
The statues, collectively known as the Six Continents were designed for the l'Exposition Universlle de 1878 at the Palais du Trocadèro (Trocadèro Palace), and had been lying in a dump in Nantes since 1963. The museum secured them in exchange for a painting by Alfred Sisley for the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes. The six statues, left to right are l'Europe (Europe) by Alexandre Schœnewerk; l'Asie (Asia) by Alexandre Falguière; l'Afrique (Africa) by Eugène Delaplanche; l'Amérique du Nord (North America) by Ernest Eugène Hiolle; l'Amérique du Sud (South America) by Aimé Millet and l'Océanie (Oceania, or Australia) by Mathurin Moreau
Almost directly across the Seine lies the Louvre
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