the Beaux Arts architecturally designed building in Paris. Formerly The Paris Opera House which is now home to the Paris Ballet Company.
When we were there on tour we were treated to a little rehearsal...
I would love to be in the audience for a full performance.
Can you imagine the beautiful and luxurious gowns that women would have worn to the Opera?
I can visualize arriving by carriage with a lady's maid at my side...
a modern day Cinderella!
So many marble stairs to navigate with a commodious gown and delicate footwear...
one would definitely want to be accompanied by a smart well heeled gentleman.
The intricate designs are utterly breath taking.
the radiant lighting
the colourful fresco's
the scale of the space
the marble carved pillars
the inlaid mosaic flooring...
We'd convene here for a glass of bubbly during the intermission!
Looking up at the gold and crystal...
could be a dizzying distraction from the performance.
I'd want opera glasses!
It would be convenient to have one's own box to sit in...
Paris Opera House is a beautiful place to visit...
read more about it here.
I've settled back into my daily round.
The pedestrian life that I lead now has a touch of Parisian glamour.
I've got a bundle of photos and a heart full of delightful memories that are with me as I weave my way through the rooms of our humble home and slowly and mindfully meander along the streets of our charming neighbourhood by the sea.
It's not Paris,
but there's a wee bit of Paris that has come back with me to my home here in Victoria.
I'll cherish this trip for years to come.
Je t'aime Paris.