It seems only right that this week’s Thursday Door be from Palais Garnier.
If I had to choose one space at Palais Garnier to be my favourite, I’d have to say that it’s the Grand Foyer. With the curved (domed?) ceiling and use of mirrors bouncing lights from the windows opposite, the room very much remind me of the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles.
Yesterday I shared photos taken while looking up. Today we’ll, you guessed it, focus on the ground. Whether it’s a cobblestone pathway or an intricately patterned tile mosaic floor, I often appreciate the ground upon which I walk as much as the decor around me. The flooring at Palais Garnier was another example of the fine craftsmanship that went into such a beautiful space.
You may recall me mentioning a couple of days ago that Palais Garnier is styled in the Napoleon III fashion, and that it’s highly eclectic with no space left without decoration. Not even the ceilings. So today I’d like to share some photos I took while looking up.
While I wasn’t at Palais Garnier to take in a performance, I did get to see the gorgeous auditorium during my visit.
Built in a traditional Italian horseshoe shape, the 5 level auditorium is 60 metres high and seats over 2000 people.
After visiting some seriously beautiful properties outside of Paris that left me wide-eyed and short of breath, I must admit that I was unprepared for Palais Garnier. I thought I had seen the best of the best.
Holy Hanna, was I in for a surprise!
A new year, and a new feature on MOTM. Using the letters of the alphabet as inspiration, I’ll be sharing photos and travel anecdotes on a biweekly basis.
To start off this series, I’m sharing a few photos taken at The Museum of Flight a few years ago.
I’ve been a long time lurker, enjoying other bloggers sharing photos of doors from around the world. I’ve decided it’s time for me to jump in and take part in the fun!
Happy New Year!
A new day and a new decade!
Who’s with me, cautiously tiptoeing into what is hopefully a time for positive change and growth?
2019 was a very mixed bag for me emotionally. I was fortunate to continue travelling and was able to see and experience new things abroad. Closer to home sadly saw the passing of my father in law, as well as a coworker.
Hello! Greetings! Merry Christmas!
In this week’s instalment, the last for the month and year, I’ve got a mismatch of photos to share. Without further ado, let’s jump in.