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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 30, 2014: Vegetables in Formal Garden, Musee Carnavalet

PHeymont ·
If you like beautiful food gardens, I think you'd love this one in Versailles: http://www.potager-du-roi.fr/site/potager/index.htm I spent a good part of a day there, not long after the restored garden opened to the public, taking pictures in a drizzly rain. Not what you'd think of for a garden in Versailles, but wonderful.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 30, 2014: Vegetables in Formal Garden, Musee Carnavalet

PHeymont ·
We've spotted some more vegetables among the ornamentals, this time at the Bassin de la Villette in northeast Paris. In the first picture, a gorgeous Swiss chard; in the second a delicate young artichoke has formed...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan 20, 2015: Musee d'Orsay Clock, Paris

IslandMan ·
Back in the time when a watch was a sign of affluence these timepieces must have been a great show of wealth. This clock in Chester England was erected on the cities two thousand year old Roman Walls at about the same time as your example.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan 20, 2015: Musee d'Orsay Clock, Paris

IslandMan ·
Now THAT'S a clock, Garry....sensational!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan 20, 2015: Musee d'Orsay Clock, Paris

IslandMan ·
Since we're on turn-of-the-last-century clocks, here are a couple more. The first is the facade clock of the Musee d'Orsay itself, seen from the inside looking out over the Seine, and the second is a detail of the clock tower designed by Lluis Domenech i Montaner for the Sant Pau Hospital in Barcelona. Just clockin' in...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan 20, 2015: Musee d'Orsay Clock, Paris

IslandMan ·
This was one of my favorite museums in Paris. It is absolutely gorgeous like Islandman said. I love impressionist art and this place had quite a bit. I look forward to going back again one day. Thanks for the wonderful memories.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Apr. 2, 2014: Looking Across Time

PHeymont ·
The Orsay was my favorite museum in Paris. I also remember admiring that wonderful clock, but the impressionists paintings within its walls were just incredible! I really never understood the impressionists until I visited the Orsay and had a chance to view hundreds of their paintings.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Apr. 2, 2014: Looking Across Time

PHeymont ·
Seeing this picture, I somehow assumed that the Gare d'Orsay was the location of Martin Scorcese's movie 'Hugo'. But now I read that the station in the movie was actually a composite of "Gare Montparnasse, the train station where a major part of the film’s action takes place...the Gare du Nord for its façade and the Gare de Lyon for its geographic location and clock tower, an important plot element in Hugo ." Momentarily disappointed, I read on, "... the Gare d’Orsay, provides another...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Apr. 2, 2014: Looking Across Time

PHeymont ·
And there's a chance for the puzzle-minded: Paris has six operating SNCF mainline rail stations today. Without Google, can you name them all?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Apr. 2, 2014: Looking Across Time

PHeymont ·
I've been wracking my brain for the 6th, did not cheat, promise. Besides the ones above, Gare du Nord, Gare de Lyon & Montparnasse, there's Est & St Lazare. So if Bercy counts, then that's 6. I've left & returned from Bercy but have never been sure about it. Now tell us, please.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Apr. 2, 2014: Looking Across Time

PHeymont ·
Bercy is the one, and the one I had the hardest time recalling. But! SMH, as they say these days, I realized that it is actually No. 7! I left out the Gare d'Austerlitz. The 6 came from a reference online, which I since realized was old enough perhaps not to include Bercy, which was a freight station until 1977, when it was reconfigured to handle overnight sleepers, especially those on which you can take your car with you. The two no-longer operating stations are Orsay (of course) and...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Apr. 2, 2014: Looking Across Time

PHeymont ·
I've taken trains from, or returned to, all but Montparnasse and also never Austerlitz, maybe why I forgot it. Usually if I've seen it I can remember it, eventually.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan 20, 2015: Musee d'Orsay Clock, Paris

IslandMan ·
    Paris is well known for its architectural splendor, and one highlight I experienced was a visit to the Musee d'Orsay , situated on the left bank of the Seine.  It is housed in the former Gare d'Orsay, a Beaux-Arts railway...
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Union Square Holiday Market - New York City

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us shopping for holiday presents at the Union Square Market in New York.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 30, 2014: Vegetables in Formal Garden, Musee Carnavalet

PHeymont ·
  In the courtyard of the Musee Carnavelet, the City of Paris history museum, boxwood trimmed to fleur-de-lys patterns and other ornamentals share space with ripening tomatoes, lovely cabbage, and a dozen other vegetables including haricots vert,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Apr. 2, 2014: Looking Across Time

PHeymont ·
 Visitors here are silhouetted against the Great Clock at the Musee d'Orsay. The museum is housed in a former rail station and hotel; the clock is visible from quite a long stretch of the opposite bank of the Seine. Visitors to the Museum's...
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