Paris: Clocks. (And Snoods.)
|The Musée d'Orsay, which contains the world's largest collection of impressionist and|
post-impressionist paintings, is in what used to be the Gare d'Orsay -- a Beaux-Arts train station
built at the turn of the 20th century. A number of the windows, like this one in the café, are clocks
(to show the time to the outside world).
|Here's another one in an anteroom adjacent to one of the galleries.|
|It's kinda amazing to see a view of Paris through an enormous clock.|
|Sacré-Coeur in Montmartre through a clock.|
|One more clock in the Musée d'Orsay.|
|Here's a clock on Boulevard du Palais on the Île de la Cité. Paris is divided in two by the Seine,|
and the Île de la Cité is a little island in the middle of the river. It's where Notre Dame is, and also
the Prefecture de Police, the Palais de Justice (which includes the Sainte Chapelle),
a hospital, and the Tribunal de Commerce. And the flower markets, and this clock.
|This clock is on the face of the Church of Saint Paul-Saint Louis on Rue Saint-Antoine in the Marais district.|
|These next few were at the flea markets de la porte de Clignancourt.|
|In the Passage Jouffroy, 9th arrondissement.|
(Jouffroy is one of the hidden covered passageways in Paris.)
|Institut de France. Location of the Bibliothèque Mazarine.|
|One of two clocks on Saint-Ambroise, Boulevard Voltaire...|
|where both clocks are showing the wrong time -- |
and the towers are wearing snoods!
|Parisian towers are so snoody.|