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Daily Archives: 2014-07-28

Gently Lit

Is it a visual effect crafted by mirrors, gilt and a single fixture, or something more? We’re back at Palais Garnier, the Paris Opera House, where the sense of the theatrical is not confined to the stage. Here, we had…

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Barcelona’s Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya is situated in a building known as the Palaau Nacional of Montjuïc, which gives the impression of a majestic, enchanted castle; think Cinderella rushing down one of the exterior staircases. The building is, however,…

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With Bells On

With blue skies, a gorgeous backdrop of mountains and happy beach-goers delighted to see you, wouldn’t you be smiling, too? For the many people enjoying Kits Beach this afternoon, the perfect summer day was made even more pleasant by the…

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Kitsilano, Vancouver is a great place to visit or, better yet, live. Here, by the 137-meter Kits Pool, which enjoys a beachfront location and views of  boats, Stanley Park, the mountains, city and more, we have our own weather vane….

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Upstairs, Downstairs

Urban renewal is nothing new; it was on Napoleon III’s mind when he placed Baron Haussmann in control of rebuilding significant portions of Paris more than a century and a half ago. Haussmann selected the site of  the Opera House,…

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Well, we’re not exactly backstage here; in fact, we’re in box number 29, if I remember correctly.  I have a number of images of the splendid Palais Garnier, the Paris Opera House, but we’ll start with this bit of organised…

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