Thursday, January 21, 2010

Musée d'Orsay

When visiting Paris last weekend me and my daughter spent a couple of hours at Musée d'Orsay. As a miniaturist I really liked the display of the Paris opera in miniature. I am not sure what scale this is but it is beautiful made. Vincent Van Gogh's paintings also really stood out here I think. I love the colors he used. Really spectacular. Well worth a visit.


miniacollection said...

You managed to do a lot in Paris. I can imagine what a great time you had with your daughter.

cockerina said...

I saw the Opera of Paris, only from outside, many years ago ... but as well, from inside and ... cut in half, is too funny! thanks!
is incredible to see how much space is behind the hall listening to the opera, which is the smaller space in reality ... the stage with the scenes is huge! and then the dressing rooms, back, and the front entrance hall, and the dome high above the ceiling of the listening room ... is magnificent!
I love the lyric, in my city (Bari, in southern Italy) is the Teatro Petruzzelli, fourth in size in Europe, did you know?
bye!! Caterina