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"The Grand Theater" Grand Theatre Tip by ceswho

Grand Theatre, Bordeaux: 18 reviews and 58 photos

  Grand Theater
by ceswho

Inaugurated on the 7th April 1780 with a performance of "Athalie," finest building designed by the architect Louis, stands on the site of the Gallo-Roma Tutelle Pillars, the forum in the 3rd century city. Twelve Corinthian columns support the entablature on the peristyle that is , in fact, an audacious piece of bulding for it is held by a metal tie placed inside the construction, compensating for the enormous thrusts fro the flat vaulting. This invention remained famous and is known as "Mr. Louis Nail. " Above it are the twelve statues by Berruer and Van Den Drix, representing the nine Muses, Juno, Venus and Minerva

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  • Updated Jan 10, 2004
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