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Walter's latest Impressions de Paris (Musée d'Orsay)

 
 
Reply Tue 7 Mar, 2006 04:12 pm
Some might have noticed that I've been away a couple of days - others knew that I've been to Paris until last Sunday Laughing

It wasn't only a pleasure trip: I did some researches in the archives of the Préfecture de Police de Paris, situated in the Hôtel de Police du 5ème arrondissement

http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/7581/hteldepolicedu5mearrondissemen.jpg

The personal there was very friendly and extraordinary helpful ...


http://img464.imageshack.us/img464/531/nepasimpossible5an.th.jpg

... but unfortunately the papers/sources I was mainly looking for weren't stored there (perhaps in the National Archive).
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 7 Mar, 2006 04:12 pm
Let's leave the work and turn to some culture

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 7 Mar, 2006 04:13 pm
Reminder: Click on the thumbnails to enlarge the photos!


The entrance to the Musée d'Orsay

http://img421.imageshack.us/img421/2263/orsayfront4pv.th.jpg

Impressive views:

the main hall

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 7 Mar, 2006 04:14 pm
The festival hall

http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/16/festsaala5av.th.jpg

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 7 Mar, 2006 04:14 pm
Interested in technics of last century? Here's the (old) model of the Paris Opéra:

http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/5261/opermodella2of.th.jpg

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 7 Mar, 2006 04:15 pm
One of my - if not the - favourite art periods is Art Deco/art nouveau/Jugendstil. And there's a great collection of exclusive eamples to be found in this museum:

http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/2289/jugendstil17lq.th.jpg

http://img435.imageshack.us/img435/29/jugendstil23vk.th.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 7 Mar, 2006 04:16 pm
http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/4412/jugendstil32tx.th.jpg

http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/8708/jugendstil48fj.th.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 7 Mar, 2006 04:17 pm
http://img435.imageshack.us/img435/3694/jugendstil53gd.th.jpg

http://img435.imageshack.us/img435/756/jugendstil64co.th.jpg

http://img435.imageshack.us/img435/7356/jugendstil70yp.th.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 7 Mar, 2006 04:18 pm
http://img435.imageshack.us/img435/6007/jugendstil88uf.th.jpg

http://img435.imageshack.us/img435/5113/jugendstil8a1xc.th.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 7 Mar, 2006 04:19 pm
http://img435.imageshack.us/img435/7329/jugendstil98cl.th.jpg

http://img435.imageshack.us/img435/5772/jugendstil9a5am.th.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 7 Mar, 2006 04:21 pm
I suppose, we didn't miss a lot and may leave these rooms now

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 7 Mar, 2006 04:21 pm
I break would be fine - the ticket is valid all day long, so let's use the metro (NB: this is the original sign!)

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 7 Mar, 2006 04:21 pm
You may wonder, but we head to a department warehouse, the BHV = Bazar de l'Hôtel de Ville in the Rue Tivoli.

There, we go downstairs, in the souterrain, and amongst nails and superclue, hammers and other tools, we'll have coffee and a snack in the "Brico Café":

http://img484.imageshack.us/img484/5777/hteldevilleruetivoli14ti.th.jpg

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 7 Mar, 2006 04:22 pm
Not a huge choice ...

http://img460.imageshack.us/img460/5042/hteldevilleruetivoli20mq.th.jpg

... but they serve e.g. a delicious "tarte de pommes"

http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/6157/hteldevilleruetivoli38fa.th.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 7 Mar, 2006 04:22 pm
Or just have a double café and watch the other customers in this somewhat strange surrounding

http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/6034/hteldevilleruetivoli42qt.th.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 7 Mar, 2006 04:23 pm
Thanks for joining so far! And while you wait for more pics to come, go to the computer and look on A2K for interesting new topics

http://img362.imageshack.us/img362/9315/hteldevilleruetivoli50wp.th.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 7 Mar, 2006 04:24 pm
Or may I invite you for a glas of wine to a jazz club? Claude Lutter is playing tonight. (Fidgety Feet was playing on last Friday, when I had dinner there, in the Petit Journal Saint Michel on the boulevard Saint Michel)
(L' escalope de veau est vraiment superbe et très recommandable!)

http://img382.imageshack.us/img382/1032/petitjournalsaintmichel3gv.th.jpg



[More photos (lots of paintings!) to follow tomorrow.]
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Letty
 
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Reply Wed 8 Mar, 2006 04:37 am
Good morning, Walter. Fascinating pictures, and I was particularly interested in the jazz club, but the beautiful display of art from the museum was awesome.

er, What is "Fidgety Feet"? <smile>
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material girl
 
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Reply Wed 8 Mar, 2006 04:48 am
Ahh, Walter, you have stood where I have stood, seen what I have seen.
That clock and the big window behind it takes me back.
As you stand looking at the Musee D'Orsay the river is on the left and the Louvre is on the opposite side.

Ahhhh, gay Paris.I hope you had a good time.
Thanks for the pics.
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McTag
 
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Reply Wed 8 Mar, 2006 07:24 am
Toujours l'amour for sure

BM
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