Me Feet At ..

Let’s go back to one of the most ridiculously over the top places that I’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting. I’ve covered Palais Garnier over several posts and they can be found here and here (and here and here and here and here and here).

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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.

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Palais Garnier – The Loggia

Shall we step outside for some air? Off of the Grand Foyer is The Loggia, the outdoor space enclosed by columns and topped by 5 mosaic medallions picturing masks.

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Palais Garnier – Grand Foyer

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.

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Palais Garnier – Looking Down

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 […]

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Palais Garnier – Looking Up

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.

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Palais Garnier – Auditorium

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.

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Palais Garnier

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!

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