Musée d’Orsay Tower Clock — Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Gears and Engines

This is our entry in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Gears and Engines.

This working clock is located on the fifth floor tower of the Musée d’Orsay  in Paris, France.  The view through the clock face is of the Musée du Louvre across the river Seine.

This photo was taken on May 6, 2015. Specs are:

Olympus TG-3, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/800 sec, 4.5 mm

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This is our entry in Where’s my backpack?’s Travel Theme: Rain challenge.

In September 2016, we visited the Musée du Louvre in Paris, France. One of the most popular subjects of photography there is the glass pyramid, by the architect I. M. Pei, standing in the courtyard of the Louvre Palace.  It is stunning by day and by night. We chose to photograph it at night.  Of course, the weather chose not to cooperate that night and gave us rain. Fortunately for us, the pyramid and courtyard are even more beautiful in the rain. And, also fortunately, we had thought to bring rain sleeves and umbrellas for our cameras and for ourselves.

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Pyramid of the Musée du Louvre

This photo was taken just after sunset on September 25, 2016, using a tripod. Specs are:

Canon 100D, ISO 100, f/6.3, 0.5 sec, 30 mm.

Winged Victory of Samothrace

This is our entry in Lost in Translation’s THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: PICK A WORD IN MAY – Y2.

This statue of Winged Victory of Samothrace standing on the prow of a battleship is located in the Musée du Louvre in Paris, France.   Victory is the Greek goddess who flew over the earth to spread news of momentous events such as victories in battle or athletic competitions. Every time we visit the Louvre, this view of Winged Victory confirms to us that we are really in the Louvre again.  We are then free to explore the rest of the Museum.

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Winged Victory of Samothrace

This photo was taken on May 3, 2015. Specs are:

Olympus TG-3, ISO 640, f/3.1, 1/50 sec, 8.41 mm