Sunday, November 20, 2016

Second Empire Paris at Night

To accompany my article on the Spectaculaire Second Empire show at the Musée D'Orsay, published this morning, I went out last night a shot a few photograph's of Napoleon III's Paris.

The poster for this magnificent show is, unfortunately, an Ingres of a rather unprepossessing bourgeoise.

Looking up the Avenue de l'Opéra from the other end.

N for Napoléon III, E for Eugénie - a detail from the top of the Palais Garnier

A gilded angel adorning the ceiling of one of Napoléon III's apartments looks out the window of the Louvre.

The Opéra Metro stop

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