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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Paris – #POTD

I’ve seen photos of Palais Garnier on television and online. It’s gorgeous. When I decided to finally visit it during this trip to Paris, I wasn’t expecting to be gobsmacked like I was when I saw the ceiling of the theatre.

Painted by Marc Chagall in 1964, the impressive (almost) 2600 square foot canvas took 8 months to be created and needed a whopping 440 pounds of paint.

While the piece may not necessarily match the ornate style of the opera house’s decor (and wasn’t initially well-received by the public), I think it’s beautiful and perfect for its location.

Bonne journée!