30 December 2010

Two For The Road : Palais Garnier

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One of the most impressive thing I saw during my Paris trip is the Palais Garnier or the Paris Opera. Mr. B. said it is one of the places that he would always come back to when he is in Paris. This grand landmark designed by architect Charles Garnier and inaugurated in 1875 was the inspiration of Gaston Leroux when he wrote his Gothic novel The Phantom of the Opera in 1910.

The highly ornamented exterior and interior of the Neo-Baroque-style building is indeed one of the masterpieces in architecture. I was so inspired by this work of art that I made this short video to honor this Parisian opera house set to the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Coney Island Waltz from Love Never Dies.

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