Time Behind The Clock

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Pedestrians Behind Ornate Clock, Musée d'Orsay, Paris

Pedestrians Behind Ornate Clock, Musée d'Orsay, Paris

Time is different in an art museum.

For some, it drags on forever, while they wait for the art lover they are accompanying. Others lose track of time as they imagine the setting and ideas of the artists, tens or hundreds or thousands of years ago.

This ornate clock in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris calls attention to time. But the artwork throughout this converted, cavernous train station is timeless. The clock and the building themselves are works of art. The clock is certainly more than is required for industrial efficiency.

How much time has been spent absorbed in the imagery of Monet, Renoir, and others? The time has been too short for me. I am just learning the impact of these artists. The collection of impressionist painters in the Musée d’Orsay is worth every moment spent there.

The people walking behind this clock were going from one wing of the museum to another. When you walk through these passageways, you are not always aware that you are behind the clock.

Ahhh, Paris. We need more time there. Photo: 1/6 second at f/16.

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