Le cul entre les deux chaises

An American Spaniard in France or: How I Learned to Make an Ass of Myself in Three Cultures

A Day at the Opéra


I don’t care much for the Marx brothers, but sun glinting off gold can charm even me.Opera 1

This is the older of the two opera houses in Paris, known as L’Opéra Garnier (or Palais Garnier) after its architect, Charles Garnier. He is not, as far as I can tell, related in any way to the hair care line which shares his name (now owned by French company L’Oréal).Opera 2

The building, located in the 9th district, was partially opened in 1867 for the International Exposition. It officially opened in 1875 and stands as one of the great examples of Haussmannian architecture.

Author: le cul en rows

I'm an American Spaniard, living in France. I like to tell stories.

2 thoughts on “A Day at the Opéra

  1. It is such a gorgeous building. One of the things on my bucket list is to see a performance there.

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