Fine Art Friday

Geometric.  Simple.  Elegant.  I often think this would look great as a few large prints rotated in different directions and hung together.  Today’s photo is a detail shot from inside one of my all time favorite places in the world…well, can you guess what it is?

-the 112 year old building is a wonderful example of adaptive reuse and overlooks a famous river
-I had just finished a delicious croissant before I took the photo

Take a guess by leaving a comment.   Winner will be named later today!
Where is it?  What is this a detail of?

EVENING UPDATE: Thanks for your guesses- clearly my croissant clue steered everyone to France and they were right! Congrats to Tara, Andrew, and Margaret for correctly guessing the location.  And thanks for the creative guesses as to what it is.  It’s a detail of one of the clocks at the Musée D’Orsay in Paris, which overlooks the Seine.  Housed in an old train station, this museum exhibits art from 1848-1914, including one of my faves by Henri Toulouse Lautrec.  In college, I had a class that met here every week- it was heaven.  One clock is visible in a casual cafe in the museum mezzanine.  Check out an exterior view of the clocks.  It’s a must see if visiting Paris, and a great reminder that abstraction is all around us.  Happy Weekend!

Tara Kelly - March 2, 2012 - 11:13 am

Musee d’Orsay?

Tom - March 2, 2012 - 11:19 am

Eiffel tower? detail is of one of the gears of the elevator?

Margaret - March 2, 2012 - 11:49 am

Tour Eiffel or something inside Musee d’orsay? Or new structure at Louvre?

Andrew - March 2, 2012 - 12:15 pm

Musée d’Orsay. 100% confidence.

betsy - March 2, 2012 - 12:18 pm

i’m guessing its a ship’s wheel, on nantucket?

betsy - March 2, 2012 - 12:21 pm

i suppose i should have read the hints … maybe its a boat museum?!

favorite aunts - March 2, 2012 - 2:38 pm

Eiffel Tower we think. Love your blog, especially that baby James.

Candy - March 2, 2012 - 3:01 pm

How about ceiling of the palais royale?