Thursday, January 15, 2015

Les toits de Paris

The roofs of Paris

The clay chimney pots and roofs 
offset the winter blue skies.

Surely there are as many layers of history 
as there are angles of these buildings

a convergence of streets
75006, Paris


Alain said...

Des cheminées qui ne fument pas.

Stefan Jansson said...

Very Paris.

Joe said...

Not too many straight walls here Genie.

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie,

Even the rooftops and chimneys seem to be jostling for space here. Just, we expect, like the people on the pavements below.

That pale blue winter sky has a chill to it but, yet, there is a hint of Spring.......

Revrunner said...

Either a chimney sweep's dream or nightmare; I'm not sure which. :-)

William Kendall said...

A very different view of Paris!

Jeanie said...

Genie, this so reminds me of sitting in my friend Jerry's apartment on the fifth (or sixth?) floor and watching the sky over the rooftops on the other side of the courtyard. It was and remains one of my favorite views in the world.

martinealison said...

Bonsoir chère Génie,

Des toits que les ramoneurs connaissaient par coeur !... Jolie photo.

Gros bisous ♡

Alexa said...

This picture draws me right in—and makes me wish that one (or more!) of those windows belonged to me.

Danar O said...

Someone said, in home, man is roof (protection); and woman is the column (support). I guess children are the fireplace (warmth).

Alexa, I feel exactly the same as you. In fact, it'd be nice being your neighbor in Paris.
Thank you Genie for taking us to travel to our Paris dreams.

Randy said...

Great shot.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Alain, c'est vrai? Dommage...

Alexa, the ones we saw high in Montmartre probably had better views.

Martine, according to Alain, there may not be any chimney sweeps for these chimneys, but I do not know.

Jeanie, the apartments often have lovely views of rooftops and courtyards. How great to have a friend with a view like this.

Revrunner, the ramoneurs of yesterday definitely kept busy!

J and L (aka L. Tarts), many of the streets in this area are narrow and do not have much foot traffic. Certainly, a day as clear as this one was would bring people out onto the streets for sure.