Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Famous Pegasus!

I took this photo last evening from the rooftop of Les Galeries Lafayette (yes I went back!) and I really love it. The statue on the right shows Pegasus, but if you were to see it from the other side (facing the Opera Garnier) you would also see Pheme (Renommée in French), a greek divinity symbolizing fame. Its one of the two sculptures that you can see on both sides of the Garnier opera house. It was made by Eugène-Louis Lequesne


  1. Pegasus ready for take-off. Your beautiful photo is a lift to the spirit, Eric.

  2. This is a magnificent photo, Eric! The statue is ready to fly into those clouds.

  3. What a beautiful photo to wake up to this morning! The clouds seem to echo the architectural elements of the building. I love it.

  4. Extraordinaire Eric.
    WOW- the elements on one side ( clouds , sky) and then the statue and the building facing them.
    Is the public allowed on that rooftop? Thanks

    1. The public is not allowed on the rooftop of L'Opéra, but Les Galeries Lafayette, yes!

  5. I was going to say exactly what Petrea said (again). I'm certainly enjoying all your "sightseeing."

  6. Merci everyone! I like it too I must say...