Monday, May 1, 2017

VIETNAM ~ The Opera House - Hanoi ~

.... Great card nr2... a magnificent piece of classic French architecture dominating the central square... Hanoi Opera House is the landmark in the French Quarter of the city... it is the biggest theatre in the country... the French occupied Vietnam for 100 years, and it has influenced their food, their architecture and in their way of life... Big thanks once more Jobbo!! ❁◕ ‿ ◕❁

The Hanoi Opera House was built in 1911 by the then ruling French. It’s a piece of neo-classical French architecture featuring Gothic themes on the doors and domes with pillars, shuttered windows, balconies and a glass room. Musicians, actors and dancers play to a 600-strong audience delivering powerful operatic and classical performances, making it a very popular theatrical attraction.

The building was completed after 10 years of construction, by two French architects, Broyer and V. Harley, resembling the Opéra Garnier de Paris.

In 1995, the government spent nearly 14 million US dollars to restore the opera house.


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