Thursday, August 2, 2012

Europe 2011: Part 9, Opera Garnier


The next step of my Europe trip took me to the historic Opera Garnier in Paris. The architecture is absolutely stunning and this post, like many others exists largely to share photos with you. I was lucky enough to be able to get a tour of the Opera, but unfortunately, all shows were booked and I was not able to actually have time to see anything played there.




This is the main staircase area, it's really large the open space and the height of the ceiling. Everything really feels massive. Open up the photosynth below to navigate around the room.
















I guess that counts as a smile....

An opera box... very nicely furnished

Grand hallway along the end of the building facing the square





Even the doors were velvet!


The photosynths below are of the smaller side rooms off the grand hallway I showed earlier:



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