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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.

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

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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.

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