May 20, 2011

May 20: Accident at the Palais Garnier

Today is the anniversary of the chandelier accident at the Palais Garnier, which helped inspire Gaston Leroux's masterpiece, The Phantom of the Opera.  Read article here

Pictured: The Grand Foyer of the Palais Garnier, as it appeared in 2008. Photograph by Eric Pouhier, modified by Rainer Zenz and Niabot under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, and published on Wikimedia Commons. 

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