If I had to tell you just one thing about Paris, it would be that I fell madly, passionately in love with the rooftops.
My favorite thing to do every night was get gelato at Amorino (the best gelato on the face of the earth, I promise) and go for long walks just staring at the roofs.
(view from my bedroom window)
The roofs are covered in chimney stacks, pipes, dormer windows, and other oddly shaped things (some of which seem to have no purpose other than to be there, looking mysterious and beautiful) mixed with more modern silhouettes like satellites and antennas which somehow only add to the charm. There are so many layers.
They look especially incredible in the dark. It seemed like a whole other world existed on top of these roofs, like a secret side of Paris that would come alive at night or something.
(view from my bathroom window. I spent a lot of time staring out these windows.)
Out of everything that seemed different from home, it was the roofs in Paris that struck me as being the most different, that made me feel like I was somewhere else. Isn't it interesting how something so simple as a roof can do that?
The detailing of them was just incredible. I did a few drawings that I'll post soon. I hope you're all having a beautiful week! It's been raining here but I kind of like it.