24 November 2011
Actually arrived on the 23rd, but arrival days are recovery days. Of note from the arriving flight: (1) The White Cliffs of Dover really are white in the morning sunlight (sorry, but no picture), and (2) that ugly green de-icing stuff (from Toronto) sticks.
First Stop was the Musee d’Orsay. One of my favorite museums, but recently saddled with a rather unfortunate “No Photography” policy. This is baffling. I’m not convinced that the museum management is in touch with visitors and the 21st century — and how visitors interact with museums these days.
There are a few places where it seems to be tolerated, most notably behind one of the two big clocks that face the Seine.