Last June 2010, I stayed in the Marais, just blocks from the Place de la Bastille. One day I came up from the Métro and looked the Opéra square in the face. I will admit that it has never been a favorite of mine, but I'd hoped it would "grow on me, in time. Well .... it hasn't. It's sleek, curvy and to be honest, not all that well cared for in places. I have photos but decided to leave that alone. Maybe if I had been inside for a performance, I would feel differently. This bright sunny day, I did my best to put a good face on it.
Place de la Bastille