Wednesday, November 05, 2008

OPERA GARNIER

This is the Opera that inspired Phantom of the Opera......







THE OUTSIDE OF THE OPERA GARNIER





The Grand Staircase above and one of the parlours below.



The true show was not what was provided on stage but the display from the upper crust... seeing the who's who, fashions and styles. Scandalous!





I fell in love with all the ceilings in this place..... some of the best artwork can be seen at the ceiling level on much of Paris buildings. Oh my crocked aching neck at the end of my stay at the Opera.












12 comments:

a Tonggu Momma said...

You look like you are having so much fun!!!! Enjoy your trip - and thanks for sharing the pictures so all of us can live vicariously. :)

Ginny said...

I think the photos look great - whatever you say about not working the camera well.
And, what a way to bid goodbye to your single days!
Or should I say "au revoir et salut"
See I still remember something from the mission years.
Ginny

laurel said...

Love it!!!!!!! I am so jealous. I went to PAris 19 years ago. I am so jealous. Love the great photos. Thanks for sharign so much!

Jennie said...

Beautiful!! I love all your pictures! You must have had the time of your life!

LiLi said...

Oh my! I have never been to Paris- looks like a good trip and you hit the highlights.Great photos!

L.

Jessica said...

Lisa, THANK YOU for sharing those fabulous pictures! I talk to alot of people who stay where you did, since I work for them, so it's good to have a reference point. Sounds like you had an amazing trip! Jessica

Anonymous said...

the pictures are beautiful. if wishes were ...well any way, lucky you. thank you for sharing. now my imagaination can roam free. thank your for sharing. and now my imagination can roam free.

Joannah said...

I went everywhere you did in Paris, except the Opera. We just drove by it on a lame bus tour. Paris is so lovely. Thanks for sharing your pictures with us. I'm glad you had a good time.

Donna said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos - they're fantastic! I've been to Paris three times and now I want to go back again - it really is one the world's most beautiful places...so glad you had a wonderful time!

Special K said...

Oh how I wish to go see Paris one day. Now I sort of feel like I did.
Thanks for sharing all the pics. Looks like you had a fabulous time.

Foxy 4 said...

Wow those pictures were beautiful. Someday we will hopefully get to go there. I love all the neat building and sculptures. The holidays are coming up so hopefully we will get to see you.

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