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Saturday, September 21, 2013

All along the Watchtower, Princes kept the View




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A couple of years ago I went to see the movie "HUGO" about the boy who lived in the clock tower high above the streets of 1920 Paris.  The clock tower was in one of the grand train stations of Paris.  I was mesmerized by the idea of living among the clicking sounds and gears of these huge clocks.  I knew that if I ever went back to Paris....I would have to visit the clock tower.

Our time in Paris afforded the opportunity to stand in the footsteps of Hugo and see the streets of Paris spread out like a wheel.  This particular clock tower is also in one of the grand train stations of Paris...at least a former grand train station - The Orsay.  Today it is the home of Van Gogh and many other famous artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  The Orsay is one of the premiere Art Galleries of Paris along with the Louvre.

The second picture above is the train station with the clock towers.  the tower on the left is now a restaurant with panoramic views and the tower on the right is where I took the two pictures looking out through the face of the clock.  The view on the bottom picture is of Montmartre and Sacre Couer.

Dan

6 comments:

DawnTreader said...

Great photos, Dan. I especially like the last one.

Mersad said...

Dan this is amazing photography as always.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Dan Felstead said...

DawnTreader! Great to hear from you ...hope all is well in Sweden! Thanks for the comment. I knew when I took that last picture that it was going to be one of my favorites and when I got home...it was!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Mersad for the kind words and it is good to hear from you again as well.

Dan

Karen Benke said...

What a great way to mark your "TIME" spent in Paris and the view from the clock face is amazing can see why you enjoyed it so much

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