Repost: Polar Bear, Musee d’Orsay, Paris

Picture of Pompon's Polar Bear sculpture, Musee d'Orsay, Paris

Polar Bear, Musee d’Orsay, Paris

Repost Wednesday!  Pompon’s Polar Bear is one of my favourite sculptures – it’s stylised, but still instantly recognisable.  And the incredible architectural setting of the Musee d’Orsay doesn’t hurt it either, especially from a photographic point of view.

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

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.  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)

Repost: Arc de Triomphe

Duotoned picture of the Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France

Arc de Triophe, Paris, France

I know it’s not the traditional view of the Arc de Triomphe, but this is how I remember it – looming overhead while the tourist bus recklessly plunged through the insane traffic which surrounds it.

(See more pictures from Paris on Journey Photographic here)