Paris Opera Chandelier

It’s that famous chandelier at the Paris Opera that the phantom managed to send crashing to the stage.

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Monet’s Giverny 4

And here is that famous Japanese bridge in Monet‘s garden in Giverny, just outside Paris.

Unfortunately there are a few people standing on the bridge which spoils it somewhat, but it is virtually impossible to get a snap without any imposters, as there is a steady stream of visitors filing over the bridge. Personally I think they should block off the bridge for ten minutes every hour to allow unadulterated photos of this magic scene.

Nympheas by Claude Monet

There is no doubting the beauty of this painting from 1905, the Nympheas, or waterlilies, by Claude Monet, but is it really worth 43 million US dollars, which it was sold for yesterday.

Here is a photo I took in the very same pond in Monet’s garden in Giverny earlier this year.

It cost the entrance fee of about 10 euros.