Rooftops of Paris

"If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast." Ernest Hemingway

I have been failing lately. I ramble on and on about the nonsense in my head and less about my actual experience in Paris. I mean I understand its all part of the experience but I need to get better at showing you Paris through my eyes.

I love this city. I fall in love with it all over again everyday. I have to say one of my favorite things here are the buildings and rooftops. I love the architecture. I love the window seals and balconies with their iron rod designs and beautiful flowers. When you come to this city, don’t ever forget to look up. I can gaze out my window for hours just watching the world pass by. I live in an area where there are so many types of people. Tourists in their official uniform of white sneakers and bright colors with their heads buried in maps; locals quietly sipping on their wine at the cafes chatting about their day; street performers banging on their drums and performing their series of countless (shirtless I might add!) back flips; young kids from the suburbs protecting “their spot;” lovers unaffected by the people surrounding them, buried in each other eye and many times, faces. The list goes on and on. and it is all part of my world from my little window 6 floors removed.

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One thought on “Rooftops of Paris

  1. I like when you stop to appreciate the things around you. So often, things are taken for granted. It is hard to stop all our rushing around and just look, listen, smell – it really is a “…wonderful world…”.

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