Palais Garnier shop

Boutique de l’Opéra National de Paris, Palais Garnier, Paris. A beautiful mix of the old and new, lit by lights reflected off of huge convex mirrors, this boutique shop in the Palais Garnier sells all things opera and ballet related, from books and dvds to tutus. Time Out Paris for Visitors

Leighton House Museum

Leighton House Museum, Kensington, London. The house was once home to Victorian artist Frederic Leighton who over a period of 30 years expanded the building and filled it with treasures from all over the world. The centrepiece of this work is the Arab Hall, decorated with hundres of Middle Eastern tiles. A fascinating place, tuckedContinue reading “Leighton House Museum”

John Rylands Library

John Rylands Library, Deansgate, Manchester. A stunning Victorian Gothic building that was opened to the public in 1900. The library has the appearance of a church, though the actual concept was of an Oxford college library on a larger scale. It contains medieval manuscripts and examples of the earliest forms of European printing. Time OutContinue reading “John Rylands Library”