I haven’t been everywhere in the world but I can say with confidence that this is my favorite building, ever.
Not sure if it’s due to the inspired story of ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ (my favorite musical), the fact that it was built to resemble a cake, its appearance in a Taylor Swift Music video or a quick scene in Interview with a Vampire, the ornate and lavish staircases, the ruby red seats that fill the auditorium, the fantastic history and home of the Paris Ballet or just the simple joy I get from turning the corner and seeing it from all the way at the start of Avenue of the Opéra.
The place is magic to me. I remember so vividly the first time I saw it as a youngster in my second visit to the City. As they say, it was absolutely love it first sight. It encouraged me to write a major college essay on it, like a magnet I always stay in the neighborhood when we are traveling + working there. There’s no where like it and no place that makes me feel so full of wonder.
These few shots were taking over several weeks last summer. My favorite is when clouds sit right about the statues, its gives me peace whenever I can catch its glimpse around the city.
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