Lois Reynolds Mead

Art and a pink monkeyflower in a native plant garden…

A night at the Opera…

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Two weeks ago when we spent the day with the girl with a pearl earring and the goldfinch at the deYoung Museum, we also enjoyed an exhibit about the life and career of Rudolph Nureyev. Costumes from his ballets and videotapes of his dancing brought back memories of my youth when I saw him dance many times. (Ah, yes, I saw that ballet where he threw himself through large, red lips at the back of the stage at the end.)

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It reminded me that I had never processed my photos from our walk to see the Paris Opera last fall.
Motivated, they are here…

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Space Invader, graffiti artist, had been here, soaking up the cultural atmosphere.

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Just what motivated us to make this trek? We had read in a blog that Fauchon, the fancy patisserie, collected and packaged the honey from the hives that are on top of the Opera building. Fauchon does not have it in their store, however, it is only carried in the store connected to the Opera. Off we went first to Fauchon and then to the Opera. I know now that the next time I go to Paris, I will definitely take the paid tour of the inside of the building and I will try my best to get tickets to a ballet performance. This also gives me a chance to end this post with a picture of a macaron tree. What more can you ask for?

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2 thoughts on “A night at the Opera…

  1. Love the atmospheric feel to these Lois.
    I find the Paris opera always hard to shoot or rather difficult to get a shot everyone else hasn’t shot. These do that for me.
    Bravissimo!

    • Thank you PB! It was hard to photograph that building…could not get enough distance on some of the shots…but it sure is beautiful (as most everything in Paris!) and it was fun to try!

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