Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Day 5 - Paris - Pantheon

After we returned from Versailles we went to the Musee d'Orsay.  The museum is situation in an old train station so the feel of it is neat compared to some of the others.  The museum has a vast collection of art from the 1850's to the present, beginning after the Louvre's collection ends.  It includes works from Degas, Monet, Manet, van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, Seurat and Gauguin.  Sadly pictures weren't allowed inside.

After yet another art museum we decided to try to visit the Pantheon again after our first failed attempt!  The Pantheon was built as a church but now is a mausoleum containing the remains of distinguished French citizen including the Curie's, Voltaire, Rousseau, Victor Hugo, Emile Zola and Louis Braille. 

The ceiling.

The cupola.

Pendulum clock.

The inside.

1 comment:

Jayna said...

That clock is super cool