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This is the Palais Garnier, known also as the Opéra de Paris or Opéra Garnier or Paris Opera, even if its original name is Salle des Capucines.
It is one of the most important buildings in Paris and symbolises Second Empire opulence.
It was the primary home of the Paris Opera and its associated Paris Opera Ballet until 1989, when the Opéra Bastille opened at the Place de la Bastille.
The theatre had been commissioned by Emperor Napoleon III as part of his sweeping reconstruction of Paris. An international design competition for constructing the opera house was officially announced and among the 171 architects who participated in the competition, Charles Garnier was declared the winner.
Construction began in 1860 and ended a remarkable 15 years later due to various interruptions, including the 1870 war and the fall of both the Second Empire and the Paris Commune.
The style is monumental and considered typically Beaux-Arts, with axial symmetry in plan and eclectic exterior ornamentation with an abundance of Neo-Baroque decorative elements.
The chandelier which hangs from the ceiling of the Opera Garnier weighs a staggering 7 tonnes of pure bronze and crystal, and was designed by Garnier himself. Unfortunately in the late 1890s, the counterweight of the chandelier burst through the ceiling, killing a member of the audience. This was comically drawn on in the famous novel by Gaston Leroux, Phantom of the Opera, which was written in 1910 and partly inspired by real events that happened at the grand Palais during the late 19th century, and a legendary tale about a ballerina’s skeleton being uncovered…🐱😛👻 #operagarnier #catswiththeirtonguesout #totuesdayfeatures #meowedtongueout #myfurbaby #cats_of_instagram #pets_of_instagram #animals_of_instagram #theweekoninstagram #weeklyfluff #whatthefluff
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