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When I passed by the Opera Theatre d'Avignon for the first time, I couldn't help but look up and gasp. The architecture and setting are quite striking. I couldn't help but wish that we could have had the opportunity to see a performance at the...More
A beautiful facade. Statues of Corneille and Moliére front a double set of columns separating four smaller columns that define the entrance to the building. The double columns are repeated above on either side of the balcony which overhangs the entrance.
The original opera house...More
...to the public, and staffed by people determined to keep you out. I do not understand why this magnificent building is not open for visitors. It allegedly has a famous carousel at roof level. There are many people behind the desk apparently involved in municipal...More
I really liked the exterior of the Opera and spent some time photographing various details. Take as a whole, it is a bit overdone. But its central location seemed to indicate that regardless of the cities religious focus, the arts were equally important.