Palais Garnier – Last But Not Least

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!

Bonne journée!

Marla

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5 thoughts on “Palais Garnier – Last But Not Least

  1. Bonne journée indeed. The tires certainly contrast, but don’t belong in that setting. The staircases and lights are beautiful. A lovely day and memory for you and your friend to share.

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