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. …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!

    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˜‰

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

    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™‚

  2. 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.

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

  4. That’s a great museum! Fantastic perspective in your photo with the theme. Every moment IS gold if one treats it as such.

    1. Glad you liked it Fergiemoto. Couldn’t think of anything more valuable and having that photo helped.

    1. Thank you Ramona. Will have to find the time to check out your blog…..I promise i will πŸ™‚

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

  6. I couldn’t agree more. Time is something most of us don’t have enough. Oh, well, let’s just make the most of what we have now…

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

  8. Love this post. Your picture and quote are perfect. The one thing we cannot redeem is time.


    1. Thanks Francine. Couldn’t think of anthing more valuable, apart from my family πŸ™‚

  9. 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

  10. 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:)

  11. So little time is so true! We do the best we can and leave the rest… It is a gorgeous shot. πŸ™‚

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

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