Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Wednesday Doorway: à l'opéra royal

At the royal opera inside the palace.

24 comments:

Jacob said...

As I recall, many doors inside the palace look like this (well the statuary is different...) So much beauty. It's hard to absorb it all.

andrew1860 said...

I love the colors and this room!!!

Jack said...

That is such a rich shot, Ciel. Statues, gilding, fluting, gold, marble, everything!

NYC, Style and a little Cannoli said...

that is amazing! I have posted about doors of the upper east side in nyc and each one has it's own personality. great shot...Thanx !!

Magpie said...

So ornate! So much dusting! :)

SRQ said...

Love the symmetry and grandeur. But, those door handles look so itty bitty! : )

Bob Crowe said...

I remember this place. Oh, how I would love to have my own private opera. Dream on.

Woody said...

At this rate, I'll never become an opera fan, I'll be too busy sneaking out to take photographs.

The statues next to the doors are very interesting as are the faces on the doors. It makes you wonder what inspired the people who created these amazing things.

Alain Alexandre said...

Toujours cette porte ou façade somptueux comme tout le reste.

T. Becque said...

Beautiful as always.

Olivier said...

tu n'as pas traduit en Français, comment veux tu que je comprenne ton message ;o)) une vraie porte royale

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

An opera in the palace? Why not? They had their own church in the palace

Thirtytwo degrees said...

I admire your ability to take such great photos as I know how difficult it is. The natural beauty is there but the real art is in capturing it. You did a marvelous job with this perspective of a fantastically beautiful portal!

Cergie said...

J'ai eu la chance de visiter cet opéra en 2006. Si mes souvenirs sont bon il a une sortie directe vers la rue du moins depuis les coulisses et il servait parfois de salle à manger au couple royal grâce à un système de table amovible et les pauvres mangeaient froids.
Les locaux n'avaient-ils pas été affectés au Sénat ?

VP said...

A bit overdone, but absolutely awesome!

Diane said...

So Ornamental. Is anything minimalist in Versaille? xxx

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Okay, no one will be able to top these doors for their ornate, over-the-top appeal... It is as if the designer was only going to have one project in his/her life and threw everything into this one setting -- wonderful!

Bises,
G

Malyss said...

Petite porte d'interieur, mais O combien grandiose par ses statues et ornements!

Sharon Van Lieu said...

Great door, Ciel, so fabulously ornate!

Sharon

Francisca said...

VP and Diane kind of reflect my thoughts on this royal opera door. Royal, for sure!

Loree said...

That is such a beautiful door.

Paulie said...

The doors are an introduction to the beauty of the music yet to come!

EG Wow said...

I think it's incredible how royalty lived in the time of Louis xiv. But then, I really cannot comprehend the opulence that rich people live in now, either. :)

Cezar and Léia said...

Those sculptures by the side of the door are soooo impressive!
Léia