|Palais Garnier (Paris Opera) 1861-75, Charles Garnier|
|Charles Garnier, architect.|
|Opéra Bastille, Paris, 2012. Parisian tastes in architecture|
have changed some in the past 150 years or so.
|Palais Garnier Grand-Foyer. |
Who was their decorator, King Midas?
(Looks like it could use a touch of gold.)
|The Chagall ceiling and dome is the only decorative feature|
not original with the 19th-century building.
Photos copyright, Jim LaneThese photos are of a cutaway model of the Palais Garnier
I found on display at the Orsay Museum in Paris.
|The Grand Stairway is even more grand when seen in human|
scale, arrayed with those who make up its reason for being.
|Charles Gumery's Harmony|
|Poetry, 1869, Charles Gumery|