The dome of the Galeries Lafayette in Paris
This is an interior view looking upwards at the fantastic domed ceiling of the 10-story Galeries Lafayette department store .
It is located at 40, boulevard Haussmann, in the IXe arrondissement on the Right Bank.
At the beginning of the 20th century the store's founder, Théophile Bader, commissioned Georges Chedanne and then his pupil Ferdinand Chanut to design this incredible building.
The glass and steel dome was built in 1912.
The 33 metre high dome, in neo-Byzantine style, is topped with spectacular coloured glass set in floral wrought ironwork.
I think many of you who shopped in this unique department store must have seen this.
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