Friday, December 14, 2012

Palais Garnier - les danseuses de Noël



These graceful ballerinas dance under the Christmas tree of Palais Garnier's gift shop.  
What a view of the icy street below.


These handcrafted papier-mâché dolls are illuminated with the flick of a switch.


Palais Garnier is one of my favorite places in Paris,
 for the architecture, the music, the ballets and operas, the history, and...
the Phantom.



Palais Garnier
8, rue Scribe
Place de l'Opéra
75009, Paris

23 comments:

Pierre BOYER said...

Jolies ballerines de papier...
Belle journée,

Pierre

Joe said...

Just wonderful Genie. I suspect they come to life at midnight.

Louise said...

Beautiful. I like the Christmas tree and the glimpse out of the window too. I must get to Paris at Christmas one year.

Vreni said...

I love these ballerinas! I also photographed them last year :-) When I first entered the awesome Palais Garnier I immediately thought of the Phantom of the Opera.

ALAIN said...

Cela évoque Degas.

Shell Sherree said...

So pretty, Genie! And perhaps even more magical when lit ~ is that even possible?

biebkriebels said...

What a wonderful picture, the tree and the ballerinas so gracious.

Janey and Co. said...

Seeing them illuminated..my fist thought was..I want one! Then I would have to figure out how to get one in my carton.

Janey and Co. said...

That was carryon . iPads have a way of changing things!

Daryl said...

adding it to the list of must see when i get to Paris .. sigh .. maybe this coming year ....

Esme said...

I love these dancers-I so wanted one of these to take home-but I do not think my luggage had space for anything else.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

A gorgeous picture Genie. Hope you are warming up well for Christmas!
Duncan In Kuantan

Sylvia K said...

I wish I had one of those dancers for my former ballerina daughter! Such a delightful and beautiful place, Genie! Wonderful capture for the day! Have a beautiful weekend!!

Hugs
Sylvia

Malyss said...

I find this picture very poetic!

Kristie Franklin said...

I can sure see why this place would be a favorite! I love this photo. It's gorgeous!

Nadege said...

So delightful!

Harriet said...

A wonderful Paris Christmas photo. I saw the interior of the Opera Garnier for the first time this past October --- what opulence!!!! Splendiferous!

Hello to Nadege. Haven't seen your comments in a while, but then I've been a little absent myself. Indeed, it's always nice to see comments from all of the regulars.

Starman said...

Great photo!

Dianne said...

A wonderful image Genie ... I love the view through the window looking out onto a winters day ... the tree is SO pretty.

Randy said...

Very magical.

Mary said...

Exquisite! By the look and the sound of it; it would be one of my favorite places too!

Jack said...

Lovely composition, Genie.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautifully composed image Genie, tres elegant.