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Together with Rinie, Isabelle and Dominique my girlfriend and I visited the famous opera house of Paris, also known as the Palais Garnier (Charles Garnier was the architect).

The opera was built on the orders of emperor Napoleon III and the construction took 15 years and was finished in 1875. It is an incredible place, decorated with loads of marble, red plush and gold-leaf.

The west pavilion of the building hosts the library, which is now in use as a museum. While we were strolling through the rooms, my eyes fell on this symmetric scene, overviewed by the painting of the ballet dancer. The low light conditions forced me to use ISO 1600 to obtain an acceptable shutter speed for a handheld shot.

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Additional Photos by Michael Gan (Michael_Gan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 532 W: 68 N: 698] (2776)
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