Orsay Clock

The Musee d'Orsay possesses one of the foremost art collections in the world, magnificently displayed in a building originally constructed as a turn-of-the-century train station...a space that sometimes relegates the resident masterpieces to roles as secondary attractions.

From a secluded upstairs balcony lies a view through one of the station's old clocks towards Montmartre and Sacre Couer, three miles in the distance. On this day, the basilica was clearly visible and is captured in a black-and-white photo that provides a taste of d'Orsay, Sacre Couer, and a sense of the city between.