Interior of the Musee D’ Orsay

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When I traveled to Paris recently, I had a chance to go to the Orsay Museum. It used to be a train station and I wanted to share the picture of the ceiling as well as the overall ambiance of the place. It is the same as when trains made their home here before heading to all parts of Europe (other than the art and the tourists. LOL). This place reminded me of how I wanted the train station in my September 20, 2014 release from Black Opal Books, Senior Assassin, to look in the readers’ imagination.

The first scene of the book takes place in the station (the real one is also in Paris and looks very similar- Gare De l’est) where the Orient Express left from. Just imagine steam trains with their smoke wafting through this area and people running to catch their train with the women dressed in fur coats with gloves and pert hats and the men in their long overcoats and fedoras.

Think about the bustle of porters carrying luggage, the excitement palpable in the air, adventures to be had, and maybe some intrigue along the journey. Can you feel it? Close your eyes, picture it and soak it up! 2014-08-17 13.02.02 2014-08-17 13.02.22

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  1. I CAN imagine it. We have a wonderful old train station here that’s now a courthouse. It’s full of marble. Floors, columns, walls. And windows, although not as grand as these you photographed. I always love walking in there because of the echo…

    • Oooh, how cool that they turned the train station into a courthouse. I would totally love that and fit right in. LOL – When I get out there to visit, we must go! AND I love marble and echoing too.

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