It’s been fun for me to revisit Palais Garnier over the past week. I love how this blog gives me a reason to look through photos that would otherwise be forgotten. While many photos can be lumped together in themed posts, many are stand-alones that would otherwise never see the light of day.
So please join me for one last Palais Garnier post featuring a mismatched assortment of photos I took during my visit.
In no particular order..
In several display cases we found costumes from previous productions.
I had fun taking photos of the reflection (upon reflection) of this fancy chandelier in the mirror.
Hmm. Maybe I should have saved this shot for a future Thursday Doors?
As with much of the opera house, I couldn’t help feeling overwhelmed trying to focus my eyes on just one feature.
Remember my post about the auditorium? Here’s a peek into one of the balconies.
There was something being filmed during our visit. Note the woman in the pink jacket across the way?
Are you familiar with a light bulb symbolically representing an idea? This bust apparently had many ideas, if the lights popping out of its head is any indication.
Oh look! More lights I was taken with.
This was one of the first photos I took upon entering Palais Garnier. It was at this moment that I knew I’d spend most of my visit tripping over my jaw.
There’s an installation by French artist, Claude Lévêque, featuring a pair of painted tractor tires at the top of the Grand Staircase. I found myself more confused than anything.
I feel like the appropriate end to my last post in this series is to share a photo of my friend, Karen, and me. While her husband was off watching qualifying tennis matches across the city, Karen and I enjoyed a girls’ day in our favourite city. A couple of hours together at Palais Garnier was a lot of fun!
I hope that you’ve enjoyed this series as much as I have putting it together!