Sunday, November 16, 2014

Rooftops of Paris

There is something distinctly charming about the rooftops of Paris.  So much so that earlier this year, Delphine Burkli, mayor of the 9th Arrondissement led the charge to have the rooftops of Paris designated with World Heritage status.

The rooftops are mostly made up of zinc and slate and are dotted with thick chimney pipes that make their endless lines and angles almost abstract in nature.

In fact, photographer Michael Wolf was inspired by the city's iconic architecture to create many photos of the rooftops in a series of abstract forms.  You can view some of his shots here.

On my last trip to Paris with five other friends, we rented a flat on the upper floor of a building in the beautiful San Germaine area of Paris.  It was a perfect location, close to Notre Dame, The Louvre, and the expansive Luxembourg Gardens.  The apartment had two tiny balconies just big enough for two people at a time, but in spite of that tiny space, we took turns stepping out there to view the rooftops at least once a day.


Thérèse said...

Oh I learnt something today!
You rented such a beautiful spot.

Mersad said...

A magical and beautiful city, which I haven't seen yet from this perspective. It's definitely on my to-visit list.

Mersad Donko Photography

Lowell said...

I agree. Lois saw the rooftops from the Notre Dame towers. I saw them from the top of the Arc d' Triomphe. Fascinating and beautiful.

This is a super set of photos!

Judy said...

You had a nice view and a good spot to take pictures from.

Catalyst/Taylor said...


Anonymous said...

Classic views of Paris!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

There is definitely something very special about the rooftops of Paris, so worthy of the recognition I think Sharon.. that was a super spot you picked for your visit.