Barbie for big girls.

Opéra Garnier

I could have labeled this blog post with any number of titles.  I mulled over a few different options but ultimately, I titled this post with what was most impressive that day…the Palais Garnier.  In the number of times I have visited Paris, I have never made it to the Opéra GarnierShocking!  It was always on my list of things to do but somehow always manged to get pushed to the back of priorities for the day of sightseeing.  For this trip, our intrepid trio rose early and made the walk down the Avenue De L’Opera and arrived at Opéra Garnier just as they opened for the day.  I was prepared for opulent.  I was not prepared for opulent plus, plus.





Oh my word!!!  Chagall…a ceiling of Chagall!!



If you are ever in Paris, DON’T miss this one.  You don’t even have to be a fan of Phantom of the Opera to appreciate the pure beauty of this place…although it enhances it.  You know I was humming “Masquerade” as I ascended that staircase right??  Yeah, I figured you did.

Oh and I have to give a hand to my little Canon PowerShot SX130IS here.  This little “scrappy doo” of a camera can handle low light/no flash like no other point and shoot that I have ever owned.  To my Canon PowerShot…I salute you.   It’s not a Canon 5D Mark III…but it will do for a grab and go camera and I was extremely pleased with it on this trip.


14 responses

  1. I’ll put it on my list … 😉 So appreciate the preview! Hugs!

    March 24, 2013 at 9:41 am

    • 🙂 Definitely should be on your list.

      March 24, 2013 at 7:05 pm

  2. Minx

    I was thinking of the same tune when I saw your staircase pic, LOL. Not meaning to offend you, but it’s Chagall. I have a pic of a window done by him in an English cathedral, if you’re interested, I can look it up, can;t remember if it is Chichester or Winchester cathedral. It was very strange to see such a modern window in such an old church.

    March 24, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    • 🙂 Did I mention that spelling is not my strong suit. Thanks for the correction.

      March 24, 2013 at 7:06 pm

  3. Sari D

    I have the same camera Rebecca and I love mine too! Great pics!
    Thanks for sharing. I am enjoying them!

    March 24, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    • Glad you are enjoying my fellow Canon Powershot sister 🙂

      March 24, 2013 at 7:07 pm

  4. WOW! I would have been in awe of all the beauty. Thanks for sharing your trip with us. I’ve been enjoying all of your pictures.

    March 24, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    • Thank you Vanessa! I am glad you have enjoyed the pictures. I am happy to bring everyone along on the trip 🙂

      March 24, 2013 at 7:09 pm

  5. I’m just getting caught up with your adventure. So much beauty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 24, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    • Oh Peter…you would have loved every moment of this trip. Some year we need to all do it together.

      March 24, 2013 at 7:10 pm

  6. Marc CHAGALL … a Jewish Russian painter, HUGE influence in my life. Whatta fab experience. Thanks for sharing!!

    If not for a brave American named Varian Fry, Chagall and his wife would have perished in the Holocaust. They were smuggled out of Europe and into America by Fry. Whatta fab artist!

    March 24, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    • Beautiful back story as always 🙂 I appreciate the ceiling so much more now with this info. Thank you for sharing that. To sit there and stair up at this amazing work of art was ( absolutely no lie) breathtaking. My only hope was that I could capture some of the vibrance and life of this work of art with my little point and shoot camera.

      March 24, 2013 at 7:12 pm

  7. Absolutey beautiful……..Thanks

    March 24, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    • You are most welcome. Glad you are enjoying. 🙂

      March 24, 2013 at 7:12 pm

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