Chandelier in the Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor in Luxor, Egypt. Many 19th and 20th century dignitaries, artists and figures fascinated with Egyptian culture stayed in this 19th-century palace that once served as a winter retreat for King Farouk and the Egyptian royal family. Howard Carter announced his discovery of King Tut’s tomb from the veranda and Agatha Christie wrote her famed 1937 novel Death on the Nile.
Join Jennifer’s Color Your World 2018: 120 Days of Crayola, a 4 month (January 1, 2018 to April 30, 2018) blogging challenge event. Each day has a new color theme based on a past or current crayon color in Crayola’s box of 120 crayons.
Opened in 1875, the Palais Garnier is one of Paris’s most opulent opera houses. The Opera, as the building is often called, was used as the setting for Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel The Phantom of the Opera and subsequent film and musical adaptations. The famous falling chandelier in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is based on an actual event. On May 20, 1896, one of the chandelier’s counterweights burst through the ceiling into the auditorium, killing a member of the audience. The 7-ton bronze and crystal chandelier was designed by the architect Charles Garnier. The movable Marc Chagall ceiling painting was installed in 1964.
12/01/2016•architecture, Culture, Family, history, Photography, Travel
Echoed chandeliers in the replica of the East Room of the White House, constructed at the Richard M. Nixon Library, Yorba Linda, CA.
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Chandelier in the Florentine Room (Sala Florentina) of Peleş Castle near Sinaia, Romania. The castle was built by King Carol I of Romania between 1873 and 1914, with its inauguration held in 1883.