At the Musée d'Orsay taking a culture break from the media junket for No Love Locks. Once one media outlet gets a fresh angle (in this case, two Americans living in Paris trying to get the city to fix a problem during a big election) then they all jump on the bandwagon. 5 interviews since Monday and more to come. I'm getting a little tired of the Pont des Arts, frankly.
So I needed me some REAL art. (That, and a foie gras salad for lunch. I AM French, too, now.) I think I have figured out the secret to getting into the Orsay quickly: go just around 12:30 on a weekday. Most of the tourists and the French are somewhere else getting lunch. There was NO LINE. I zipped right in.
First time back in the Orsay since they finished the bulk of their 2-year renovation project. The moved my favorite polar bear statue in the back near a new café area; I didn't like that. But everything else looked pretty great. They redid the area around the other big clock so now the whole room is devoted to it, along with a normal floor and several massive stuffed seating areas that looked very comfortable.