The Great Escape

According to my husband I have been slightly edgy lately.  I would like to say something nasty in response, but that would just prove his point.  So instead I need to find a way to relax.

For me, visiting a museum is an ideal escape.  While I am not an artist myself (I tried learning to draw, but gave up when I wasn’t daVinci after 3 hours), many members of my family are. Also my mother helped to foster a love and appreciation of art in me from a young age.  As an adult I like to go to museums and exhale.  Fortunately (for both Lukus and myself), Los Angeles offers several locations where I can do just that.

In addition to visiting my local museums, taking in art is also one of my favorite travel activities.  A fantastic example is the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, France.  This museum houses predominately art by impressionists and post-impressionists and the exhibits are phenomenal.  However, what makes Musée d’Orsay especially brilliant and magical is that it is located inside of a railroad station built around the turn of the 20th Century.  Sigh.  The light; the space; the architectural details; the way the art is displayed: heavenly.

So, while I can’t go to Paris right now, I can still ogle some photos of this beautiful Museum.


Exterior of Musée d’Orsay by Omar Barcena, via Flickr.

Musee d'Orsay

Clock inside Musée d’Orsay by Alex de Carvalho, via Flickr.

Musée d'Orsay Main Gallery

Interior of Musée d’Orsay by Peter Dutton, via Flickr.


  1. happymother says:

    I like to invite you to munich, we have great exhibitions here .You have to see Neo Rauch, incredible!!!

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