"Opera Garnier" Paris Travelogue by ExGuyParis

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Art Abounds

Spectacular details on a ceiling.

Gotta Dance!

This sculpture cause quite a scandal when it was unveiled. The people looked too much like real people, they were naked, and they looked like they were having fun! The current version, at the entrance to the opera, is a reproduction. The original is in the Musée d'Orsay.

Clean and Shiny

Those who remember the Opera as a dark, dirty building would be amazed to see the results of the recent restoration. Everything shines and sparkles.

Heroic Sculpture

...adorns the entrance.

Music and Dance Take You to Other Worlds

A romantic mural.

A Happy Devil

So much gilt. This happy devil inhabits an area that serves refreshments during intermission. He has a number of "gilty" friends that surround him.

Field Trip

Parisian schoolchildren learn the history of their opera house.

Anyplace you look...

you will find something to delight the eyes.

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