Repost: Musee d’Orsay, Paris

Black and white picture of the Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Musee d’Orsay, Paris

A conversation with a friend reminded me that photography has been banned at the Musee d’Orsay for a couple of years now, which is a real shame, since this was one of my favourite museums for photography.Β  This picture was taken before the ban, and sums up what I love about photographing museums – capturing the relationships between the building, the people and the art.

The cynic in me says this was mostly a move to protect the sales of the museum shop – but on the other hand, I have to acknowledge the increasing numbers of photographers who can’t obey simple ‘no flash’ rules probably had something to do with it as well.

(See more pictures from the Musee d’Orsay on Journey Photographic here)

12 thoughts on “Repost: Musee d’Orsay, Paris

    Too bad about the need for that new rule. Luckily the Art Museum near me still allows non-flash photography (other than in new/special exhibits). For the most part people seem to be good about following the rules… I hope that trend continues… it would be a real bummer if the museum had to change their policy.

  2. It too bad when people don’t follow rules and ruin it for everyone else. Glad you were able to get a picture before the new rule. Nice capture of the grandness of the place. I’ve never been to the museum but it’s on my list of “Some Day…”

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