One of my favorite buildings in Paris.
The bustling Place de l’Opéra.
And the Galeries Lafayette glowing in the background.
An approximation of a conversation on the train leaving Place de l’Opéra:
J: Isn’t that where Phantom of the Opera happened?
Me: It’s inspired by it, yes. There’s really a lake underneath it.
J: Right, that’s where it’s set — I remember something about that. Or maybe I’m thinking of Les Miz. Either way. I fell asleep during both.
One of my favorite parts of the Opera house is the ceiling, painted by Marc Chagall in 1964. His use of color is a wonder. I didn’t go inside this visit so no photos, but there is a great image in the linked article.