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Paris Opera House

Listed under Monuments & Landmarks in Paris, France.

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In the eclecticism and the liveliness of its decoration, the Paris Opera House is one of the symbols of French Imperialism, an ornate building richly decorated with friezes, columns, winged statues and elaborate decoration. This richness continues inside with velvet, gold leaf, and nymphs and cherubs. Due to the diversity of materials used, you are immediately struck by a full range of colours, right from the facade that opens into the fairy-tale world of the Opera House. The stairs are decorated in marble and onyx, the lobby with Venetian mosaics. Two small rooms, one dedicated to the Moon, the other to the Sun, lead to the main foyer, a gallery of gilded luxury filled with mythological characters.

Written by  George Monkhouse.

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