An opera in making
The Grand Foyer at Palais Garnier We are standing at the bottom of the opera house in Paris. There is a lake with live fish beneath us. All of us (a group of nine) peer down at the floor. No one can spot any water. But there is a sound discernible to the ears lending some credence to the legend that one of the world's most stunning and seemingly indestructible buildings constructed in the 19th century by Charles Garnier (to whom it owes its name today) is built on water. When Garnier dug to begin construction - after a rigorous.....