d’Orsay of course…Eh!

City Planners: If you could clone one element from another city you’ve visited — a building, a cultural institution, a common street food, etc. — and bring it back to your own hometown, what would it be?

Who wouldn’t want the Musée d’Orsay around the corner?

Paris, do you know how lucky you are?…Eh!


  1. You’re right, what a wonderland it is! Interestingly, other train-related repurposings also spring to mind, especially the parks and gardens on New York’s abandoned elevated tracks, and the wilderness trails in New England. I love the idea that the old romance of rail survives through our reinterpretations of its various spaces. Great post.


    1. Thanks so much for your thoughtful and appreciative comments. I first remember the Musee d’Orsay as the Gare d’Orsay on my first trip to Paris in 1963!! “…train-related repurposing…” is such a great way to describe it. Warm good wishes…Andrew


  2. I loved this museum when we were there. It’s a truly beautiful place and I wish I had been taking photos back then! Another beauty but small is the Rodin Museum. We love Paris!


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