Apr 25, 2009

Wandering Musée d'Orsay: the space inside

Let me begin by saying I love not only the space but also the use of space in Musée d'Orsay. Housed in the former Gare d'Orsay railway station, which was built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900 along the river Seine's left bank, this magnificent edifice is itself a stunning work of art. The transformation of the station into a museum was done by ACT architecture group from 1980 to 1986.

The grand nave:
The formidable gallery rooms:

The second level terraces where the sculptures are exhibited is a wonderful use of space. It gives the sculptures room to breathe in the open air of the nave's arched ceiling and it gave me the impression of strolling through a stone garden. 

Views out of the third level windows:

All these photos were taken by me while wandering the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.

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