Walking the streets of Paris is a dream-like experience. Most of the buildings are old, old, old but very well maintained. Some of the churches date back to the 1200’s so for an American this puts an entirely different spin on the concept of historical landmark. There are crazy crooked dog-leg shaped streets with deep shadows that have an air of mystery and intrigue. And though the streets and the facades of the buildings are so delightful, for me it was when I looked up at the roof tops that I found another level of interest.
Some buildings stretch out in simple elegance.
Apartment dwellers everywhere in the world bedeck their balconies with greenery and Paris is no exception.
This is a photograph of a group of apartments that over look the Notre Dame, the Seine and the Left Bank
When you walk passed the outside of the Lovre look up and you might see the statue of a naked Napoleon III astride a muscular steed looking down at you.
And when the Paris sky is dotted with small white clouds and the blue of the atmosphere is at its most brilliant, that’s when the rooftops are breathtaking.
The configuration of chimneys sometimes look like crowns adorning the roof tops.