Dec 19, 2010

Avenue de l'Opéra


This is another old card dated back to 27 September 1951. It shows Avenue de l' Opera in Paris, France.
The Avenue de l'Opéra is a Haussmanian avenue situated in the centre of Paris. It runs from the Louvre to the Palais Garnier, which was Paris's main opera until it was replaced by the Opéra Bastillein 1989. Unlike most Parisian avenues, there are no trees. This is the result of a compromise between Haussmann and Charles Garnier, the architect of the Opera House, who desired the best view possible of the main facade of the Opera at the end of the avenue. He did not want the view to be obstructed by the leaves and branches.
The avenue is very popular with tourists and as such is lined with travel agencies, banks, and shops selling cliche Parisian merchandise. It is close to a small Japanese district on rue Sainte-Anne. [wikipedia]



 In the back it says: "8, rue de la Sorbonne,
Paris 5e

Dear Mary,
as you can see I have moved.
The environment is pleasant, but when
someone is used to a place and in specific
to England the change is difficult.
Nevertheless, I try to mingle
with the locals. I guess Lena
has overcome her challenge
in England and has seen everything.
When will the marriage be held?
I hope you'll write to me. To your parents
greetings, to Lena and to your fiancee.

Yours with love,
George"

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