Palais Garnier

I daresay the first time (or two) that you explore Palais Garnier 
you are more focused on the enormity and grandeur of the whole, 
but do not forget about the ceilings.  
The artistry is stunning with an ample application of gilt and detail.

Certainly, I would keep an eye on the chandeliers 
as you recall the history of one which fell.  
The phantom may be gone 
but the chandelier in my photo has an eerie tilt.

Palais Garnier
Place de l'Opéra
75009, Paris