From the Opera to the Seine

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.

Opera Garnier
Opera Garnier

Beaux-arts buildings need their statuary. On the right corner of the Opéra, L’Harmonie stands 25′ (7.5 m) tall.

L'Harmonie, decoration of Opera Garnier
L’Harmonie, decoration of Opera Garnier

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.

obelisk at Place de la Concorde
obelisk at Place de la Concorde

We crossed the Seine and walked to Pont Alexandre III.

Pont Alexandre III
Pont Alexandre III

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