Paris 2008 (9)
Back to La Solferino near our hotel, Hotel d’Orsay, for a meal. Paris, like most major cities, is not cheap. The meals here cost us at least $100. That bottle of coke Patty’s got cost $8. She say’s France’s Coke Light tastes better than Diet Coke though. We looked in some estate agents, a 1 room apartment in Paris costs around $250,000 to buy.
Parisians park where they can.
For a visitor, the Paris Metro is a great way to get around though. You're never very far from a station.
Just down the road from where we stayed, Hotel d'Orsay, literally a five minute walk, was the Musee d'Orsay. This has one of the world's best collections of impressionist and post-impressionist artworks. All the French tourist places we went are very clean. The roads and plazas are washed and the litter bins emptied every night. Some of the statuary outsde the museum...
Elephant by Emmanuel Frémiet
Iron sculpture by Henri Alfred Jacquemart from 1878
The old station clock
The Musée d'Orsay was originally a train station but it became too small for the longer trains and in 1977 it was converted to a museum.
The main entrance of the Musee d'Orsay
One of the miniature rooms at the museum
This one is about a foot wide
The museum is just full of fantastic works of art
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