Paris Rooftops

Paris Rooftop Photo, Nichole Robertson, Obvious State

What makes Paris rooftops vistas so pleasing? Aesthetic regulation? A tightly controlled color palette of creamy whites, yellows, rust browns and grays? Is it the uniformity of design, which under any other circumstance would be boring?

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  1. The Art of Michelle
    February 25, 2013

    Wow! Yes to uniformity of design…it soothes me for some reason. :) Plus, I will never get over those workable shutters! It’s just so charming.

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  2. Mei Sim Lim
    February 25, 2013

    I have just been to Paris for the first time! It is so breathtaking, love the patterns created in this photograph

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  3. Manda
    February 25, 2013

    Gah, beautiful.
    Reminds me of Peter Pan.

    Love,
    Manda from Eat Cake

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  4. Michele
    February 25, 2013

    Yes, most definitely it is all the elements you mentioned, however I think it is also the connectedness of Paris. You look out over the miles of rooftops, lights twinkling inside each window at night, and it connects you and your life to everyone else there. No tall buildings blocking you, or separating you from your neighbour. In a city of over 2 million, it’s an extraordinary accomplishment. And, of course, very romantic.

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  5. Sally
    February 25, 2013

    There’s something so magical about Parisian rooftops… *le sigh*

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  6. Tamara Michelle
    February 27, 2013

    This is such a great point, not only are the rooftops beautiful, but the chimney’s on top of them make it so much more interesting to the eye. I think one of my favorite lookouts in Paris is on top of the Pompidou Centre… the height of it is just enough for the eye skim over all of the rooftops and chimeny’s in that area. Beautiful!

    Tamara

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  7. 505whimsygirl/Kay
    March 4, 2013

    That’s it — I must put Paris on my bucket list…… I think it’s appealing to MY eyes because
    there are so many different angles and textures. Love….

    Kay

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