I’ve posted about the fabulous Garnier Opera House before but I was recently there and took more photos. They may even be photos of the same things I posted before but they are new. Garnier won a contest to build the opera when he was 35. It came close to not being finished several times but when the only other opera house burned down, he got to finish it.
There is the famous Chagal ceiling in the auditorium, not original to the building. The chandelier, famous from the Phantom of the Opera, fell on a construction worker, not a member of the audience.
The breathtaking gallery.
All of the curtains and wall coverings have been redone in the original fashion. It’s hard to tell from this photo, but these are almost a foot long.
These lyres are everywhere, the symbol of this opera house.
The grand staircase, where patrons were meant to see and be seen.