It makes me want to show something totally different. After all, we have a whole week to go.
"In the first half of the 19th century, rich Ghent industrialists initiated the building of a new and luxurious opera house. It was meant to be the showcase for their newly acquired wealth and no expense was spared. In the splendid, horseshoeshaped theatre, being seen was just as important as seeing. The impressive chandelier is an attraction in itself, as are the three salons, in all 90 m long".