Final pictures!  I took lots more, but don’t want to make you suffer from travelogue fatigue.

Look!

Look!

Look!  It’s the Eiffel Tower!

And finally, some fiber arts content:

Sock knitting is not so new

Circular knitting is not so new

The Musée d’Orsay very kindly lets you take pictures as long as you don’t use flash. This and the painting below are both by Millet, who painted quite a few scenes of women at work in the fiber arts.  I love her air of quiet concentration.

Multi-tasking

Multi-tasking

This shepherdess is giving her feet a break, yet still at work. Note the curious goat to the left.  Is it going to come over and butt her in the back, or nibble the fiber? Is she spinning wool, or goat hair? Does she know the knitter above?  So many questions  . . .

And finally, one last shop window.

Helpful sheep

Helpful sheep

This was a maternity shop, although none of the mannequins seemed to be knitting baby things.

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