Paris – Moment Of Time

The giant clock – a remnant from the building’s original avatar as a train station – in the atmospheric cafe of the Musee d’Orsay, Paris.

As every thread of gold is valuable, so is every moment of time
John Mason

So much to do, so much to see, and so little time…

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Madhu is an Interior designer turned travel blogger on a long sabbatical to explore the world. When not crafting stories on The Urge To Wander, she's probably Tweeting @theurgetowander or sharing special moments on

69 thoughts on “Paris – Moment Of Time

    1. Mine too Andrew. What a gorgeous building. I loved their collection too, especially the impressionist section.

  1. I wondered what you’d do, Madhu, and you couldn’t have chosen anything more perfect, in my mind – β€œAs every thread of gold is valuable, so is every moment of time” – perfect:)

  2. Lovely place indeed!
    To be honest, you shall get the emotion of this city living there… so to catch all her little peculiarities.
    The best? Spend few months (perhaps studying at the conservatory of music or taking some painting and art history course!
    A lovely sunday

    1. Oh, wouldn’t I love to Claudine! Planning on returning for a week with my daughter next year, but her plans depend a lot on her children’s schedules, so keeping my fingers crossed. Thanks for sharing your thoughts

  3. Excellent work Madhu, Around the world the tower clock of every nation are very valuable from their history and culture ,Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  4. I value this special post; the clock in the Musee d’Orsay is the perfect choice for your time value. Thank you, Madhu!

  5. Hi,
    That is fantastic that they kept this clock, a bit of history in the cafe. πŸ™‚
    Love the quote you chose as well.

  6. I love the Musee D’Orsay and I chose Paris this week too, how spooky is that? What a great shot, I don’t think I can post for Jake’s challenge this week, just can’t think of anything.

    1. That is indeed spooky! Your Louvre entry was funny πŸ™‚ I don’t always take part either, if i don’t have a photo to match. Doubt i can come up with anything for Robin’s challenge this week.

    1. It is. And there is a little terrace along the side from where you get an incredible view across Paris. Worth that pricey cup of coffee πŸ™‚

    1. It is Marina, and like i mentioned above even better from the terrace on the side. Well worth the pricey coffee πŸ™‚

    1. If I had to make one wish it would be for more time. I feel an urgency with every passing year! Appreciate the enthusiastic endorsement Paula πŸ™‚

      1. I can relate to that… but you are still so young or at least you look that way, and I say it is very indiscreet to ask someone their age, so I will restrain myself ;). I have made other interesting questions for you on your blog. It’s up to you to chose which ones to answer ;). I am in a bit of hurry to leave this place full of comments as I will be off and off-grid for 10 days starting Saturday. I got annoyed with heat and am heading to Austrian Alps on July 7 πŸ˜‰

        1. I will try to :). Thank you Madhu… Would you like some apfelstrudel from the Alps or Mozartkugeln Chocolate Balls? πŸ˜‰

  7. …so much to see, and so little time…
    your words speaks the truth, Madhu-
    just visited Arindam and he suggested to visit you and since i read … ‘she hopes to convey some of that passion, to inspire you to spread your wings…’ i knew i must run over and meet you!
    hello, and i wish you abundant blessings and peace…
    thank you πŸ™‚

      1. Hi Madhu! I’m sure we will see each other running through the WP neighborhood and if not, over at Arindam’s place. πŸ™‚ See ya!

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