Monday, March 19, 2012

Wishful Thinking


Alas, another trip to Paris and I've still not managed to get INSIDE the exquisite Opéra Garnier.  It seems I'm destined to spend my time on the outside looking in!

Many thanks to reader Maria Isabel for this fascinating link!

27 comments:

French Girl in Seattle said...

It's good to keep dreaming about doing a few special things, so you have something to look forward to for a future trip. L'Opéra Garnier would be a good place to keep fantasizing about... Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

The inside is exquisite and I have stood in this very room. We will put it on the list as I would truly enjoy a chance to photograph the ceiling in the performance hall again... amazing.

Thirtytwo degrees said...

This is a great introduction to the opera for those of us who have not been this close. Merci!

Riet said...

Everybody has his or her dreams, but what would life be without deams.

Joop Zand said...

again a very nice shot Virginia......i like your Paris photo's very much.

Greetings and a nice monday,

Joop

Cezar and Léia said...

Une fenêtre hors du commun! Vraiment, vous avez l'oeil!Merci pour le partage! ;)
bisous
Léia

Vreni said...

You ABSOLUTELY have to go inside one day! It´s sooooo beautiful!

Joe said...

Is their stage door at the back you can sneak through?

Peter Olson said...

I guess that your next stay has to last! Your famous "list" gets longer and longer, despite all you have already captured! Now, I feel that your outside photo is already well representing, imagining, the beauty of the place! :-)

M said...

Virginia, l I also have this on my list ... Peut-être we can go together and enjoy this beautiful place! In the meantime I will enjoy this wistful capture!

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

I'd kill to photograph that chandelier. How gorgeous!

Daryl Edelstein said...

Next time ...

Janey and Co. said...

I agree...You must see it. The ballroom, staircases,red velvet boxes and oh that ceiling!

Natalie said...

Everything is GRAND about this building. The foyer, the stairs, le plafond by Chagall.

There's newly open super modern restaurant built in the gallery on the NE side with curved glass facade. Fantastic design without damaging an inch of a monumental building.

Worth looking forward.
http://jewelyettofind.blogspot.ca
Natalie.

Virginia said...

Natalie, oh just you wait. I have photos ( from outside of course) of that beautiful new resto!

Peter, yes, the list goes on and on and on. Now I've add the little cafe at the Madeleine that you feature on your blog today!

Geni, I even resorted to shooting the gift shop through the glass!

TheChieftess said...

It is absolutely fabulous!!! I went there on my 30th birthday to the ballet with two other solitary travelers I met at the youth hostel I was staying at...dinner later on the left bank...walking over to the left bank, we found ourselves on a street where there were women in every door...paying a lot more attention to the guy in our small group...turns out we were walking through the red light district!!!

ALAIN said...

Grisaille à l'extérieur, or et lumières à l'intérieur, c'est magique.

Malyss said...

Think that it gives you the hope to visit something new during your next trip!

Harriet said...

I've been inside to the gift shop but not on a tour --- After seeing this photo and reading the comments, I'm adding it to my list as well.

James said...

Join the club. I've only taken a peek inside. It's still on my list though.

Alexa said...

Don't feel bad, ma chère—hardly anyone gets inside! (But I sure do love your picture.)

Karena said...

Virginia here is something for us both to look forward to. Glorious!

Please come and join my new Fashion Giveaway from Fresh Produce!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Pamela said...

Well the outside is pretty outstanding at least!!

martinealison said...

Vous avez réussi à saisir une magnifique photo, bravo !
Gros bisous

Paris Rendez-vous said...

A devine shot Virgina...it's very enticing! Warm, elegant,luxurious....I wonder if it will be like this?

Leif Hagen said...

Moi, I've only been inside but not to a show! Maybe this summer when my family and I visit our friends in Paris!
Bonne journee, V de B!

Martha said...

Keep trying...it took us several attempts to finally tour the inside one day when the ballet was not practicing! Well worth the effort. I so enjoy your blog and thank you for the music site that I am also now using in my blog. Our first adventure to Paris was 1992 and like you, I fell in love and continue to return often...we arrive again on April 3rd and have 3 glorious weeks to enjoy Paris!! Thanks for your efforts.