From Galeries Lafayette we walked a block to the Opéra Garnier and then to the Seine.
The Opéra Garnier is the original opera house of Paris. Built in the beaux-arts style, it’s famous for the Chagall ceiling and as the site of The Phantom of the Opera.
Beaux-arts buildings need their statuary. On the right corner of the Opéra, L’Harmonie stands 25′ (7.5 m) tall.
Place de la Concorde has an obelisk taken from the pair of obelisks in front of the Luxor Temple in Egypt. The pictures in gold at the bottom of the obelisk show how the obelisk was transported and erected.
We crossed the Seine and walked to Pont Alexandre III.