Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Grand Rex

The Grand Rex: 1, Boulevard Poissonnière 75002 Paris
Métro Bonne Nouvelle
I was going through my pictures and I am pretty sure I have never posted a picture of the Grand Rex. I've never been in this Grand old theater, but I pass by it about once a month when I go on one of my big walkabouts. I took this picture the opening night of the Michael Jackson show, This Is It. I tried very hard to get some of the images of Michael flashing on the screen (wasn't a big fan, but thought it would be cool to have a photo of the event), but I didn't manage to get any good ones.

I have to admit, the facade of the building is very impressive. The neighborhood is a bit dodgy, but it is sort of a mini-theater district. This being Paris, there are tons of theaters, but I am pretty sure the Grand Rex was one of the first big ones constructed in Paris. It opened in 1932 and at the time was the biggest theaters in Europe (or so the website says). If you are in Paris, you should walk by it as it is near the Opera Garnier.

4 comments:

Zhu said...

Nice night pic! I lived in this street ;-)

buffalodick said...

Pretty cool...

Angela in Europe said...

Did you really Zhu? I walk by all the time...I live at Republique.

BD-It is really cool! Esp at night.

Reesa said...

wow..gorgeous shot.