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Opera-Palais Garnier

Opera-Palais Garnier

The Palais Garnier was designed as part of the great reconstruction of Paris during the Second Empire initiated by Emperor Napoleon III, who chose Baron Haussmann to supervise the reconstruction. During 1858 the Emperor authorized Haussmann to clear the required 12000 square metres (1.2 ha) of land on which to build a second theatre for the world-renowned Parisian Opera and Ballet companies. The project was the subject of architectural design competition during 1861, and was won by the architect Charles Garnier (1825–1898). The foundation stone was laid during 1861, with the start of construction during 1862. Legend is that the Emperor's wife, the Empress Eugénie,asked Garnier during the construction whether the building would be built in the Greek or Roman style, to which he
replied: "It is in the Napoleon III style, Madame!

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meekam tam08-Oct-2012 11:57
Superb view of this magnificent Opera- Palais, Jose! V
Dennis Hoyne08-Oct-2012 02:45
Outstanding! Paris is filled with so many beautiful structures, you have captured so well.
Walter O. Koenig08-Oct-2012 01:55
Very nice shot of this beautiful ornate building. "V"
Ceya08-Oct-2012 01:07
Wonderful shot of the Opera Palace, José! Full of life and history! V
Mike H.07-Oct-2012 23:16
Lovely exposure and sense of depth; interesting facts!!
woody3407-Oct-2012 21:35
Terrific shot of this beautiful building...V
Fletcher Wildlife Garden07-Oct-2012 20:51
Another superb view of this remarkable place. Very well done! V
Santi Bravo Figueras07-Oct-2012 20:21
Molt bona!
Martin Lamoon07-Oct-2012 19:58
Wonderful shot of the opera house. V
Jean-Marie Choisel07-Oct-2012 19:20
Superb shot of this very famous opera in Paris Jose. ~BV~
John More07-Oct-2012 18:45
very nice detailed capture
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