Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Odéon, théâtre de l'Europe


This beautiful corridor belongs to L'Odéon, le Théâtre de l'Europe (6th arrondissement), one of the 5th French National Theaters. It was inaugurated in 1782 and was renewed between 2002 and September 2006. Needless to say that it's one of our most prestigious theaters. They don't show classic plays there but modern ones.

27 comments:

  1. I love theatre, so this post is quite special to me.

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  2. This looks stunning and reminds me of somewhere we visited (my swiss lover and i) in the early eighties in Paris. We were looking for apartments and we looked at one with some kind of entrance like this, or were we just registering there? i don't know but it looked very much like this. Thanks for the memory, Eric.... sigh....

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  3. Excellent perspective Eric. It is a beautiful theatre.

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  4. OK, I have a question here. Does Blogger -allegedly-no-longer-Beta eat our comments nowadays? Anyway. As I was saying before my comment disappeared...

    Here we go again, Eric is laying on the ground for us again! Man, that's dedication ;)

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  5. Yes, Tomate, he does lay at our feet quite a lot doesn't he. Frankly, it's a little embarrassing. There's no need. Really. Oh go on then if you must, Eric. Yep, yep, just there.

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  6. wow...:P
    beautiful....
    i like this kind of effection.
    Eric, did you really lie down to take this???
    :))

    happy new year!
    jing

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  7. Eric,
    I've been looking at your photos every day for nearly a year now and my seeing has changed. You are helping me to see things in a new, elegant way and think about things differently. This has been a wonderful experience for me.

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  8. I love the countless archways and the gilded tips of the gate on the left - this is a great interior shot!

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  9. this photo reminds me of a de Chirico...funny, I didn't have this impression when I was there in person. Thanks for the new perspetive.

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  10. last comment was by me

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  11. Merely the drugs of love, life, happiness, laughter, family, friends and PDP! OK, London, Bristol and Bath too!

    Beautiful marble..and isn't it odd that all the light fixtures don't line up exactly? Hmmmmmmmm....

    Ever watch any plays there yourself?

    ;)

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  12. With your help, I will know what to look out for next time I make that trip to Paris again ;D

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  13. This kind of reminds me of one of those lawyer tv shows with a murderer hanging out in the shadows, waiting to get his bullet off. I've never been inside of this theatre, but from the outside, it's lovely.

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  14. I love this kind of photo. Yes, the archs are really something, they seem endless.

    I took the guided tour of the link, there are some great pictures there too.

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  15. Great perspective! Love this view!

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  16. Monica, I just did the same and clicked on the tour in the link. The theatre looks fantastic and I can't believe I have never been inside. Something for my list.

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  17. What an inspiring place. It's on my list of "must see in Paris".There is something very tranquil about the photo.

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  18. So go ahead Michael, do what most of us can't, go visit it! boy how lucky are you that you 're so close to all these wonderful things Eric shows us huh!

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  19. I'd like to add that, during the near-revolution of May 1968, the striking students chose that auditorium to hold their debates and plans of action. I wasn't there personally but I've seen it on documentary film and it was pretty inspiring.

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  20. Good info Stu Harris. Now this theatre seems even more appealing!

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  21. From the description of the ceiling painting in the photo tour of the theater: "...expressing the three fundamental attitudes of life: jubilation, pain, meditation."

    This is really great. I love classic architecture. Hmm, I wonder if I should go see some somewhere...any ideas?

    Le Theatre l'Odeon was wrapped by construction shrouding when I stayed near it. I wondered what it looked like. Now I'll be able to see it, finished. Thanks, Eric.

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  22. Great perspective in those repetitive lines Eric, great shot.

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  23. Good point Michael. I expect she's just a bit busy with her gorgeous son. At that age they're a handful. She'll be back!

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  24. rénovation de l'Odéon, de l'aquarium du Troca… t'es payé pour faire la com' de VINCI ? Décidémment, c'est un sacré bon business ce PDP !!!

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  25. Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

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