Saturday, June 27, 2009

Louvre: the old and the new


While the Louvre (above) may be more famous than the Musee d'Orsay (below), I prefer the latter. The d'Orsay building was originally an old train station (super cool!) and today has a lovely collection of art from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. My favorite works? Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's charcoal masterpieces.

I'm hoping to go to more museums this summer in the San Francisco area: I definitely want to see the new King Tut exhibit at the de Young. Any other suggestions? What are your favorite museums?

8 comments:

  1. Hi!
    amazing photos
    daniela, shreya, vicky, and i really miss you.
    we went to the met today, and there were a large collection of 19th-20th art as well.

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  2. yes and there was a large collection of american art and a cool fashion history exhibit sponsored by marc jacobs!
    it was pretty awesome. love your shots.

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  3. the d'young museum is really cool! i went there a few years ago, and i really enjoyed it.

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  4. wow...i meant to say de young :P

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  5. just stunning glass and all!

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  6. Love all you photos from Paris! Wish I could visit there. Thank you for stopping by today!

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  7. ohhhh, paris, one of my preferite city!!!!

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  8. i wanna see king tut!! lets go together and bring my mom because im banned from driving to the city now =)

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