chim chim chimneys


there are
 no
 water towers
 water tanks
 on the parisian buildings

 non

 they do have a lot of chimneys
 looking up is incredibly lovely

here's an interesting fact i learned
 see the irregular coloration
 of the bricks 
on that wall
 i nicely edited for you?

 when a chimney is in need of repair
 the
 entire
 exterior
wall 
must be ripped open
and
 rebricked
 when the repair is completed

 i took that photo our first day in paris
 among other places
 we walked to
 or 
took the metro to
 was
 paris' version of the highline 
which predates the nyc version
 by about 20 years
 its called
la promenade plantee 
or 
coulée verte 

you can read about it here

24 comments:

  1. I can tell you had an amazing time Daryl! I can not wait to go myself, one day soon I hope!
    I have no idea what a macaroon tastes like & the ones you've shown are the brightest ones I've ever seen. How did they taste? - I'm dying to know...

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  2. Water towers are cool but so are chimneys. Glad you kept looking up!!

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  3. *swoon*

    I adore Paris.

    So glad you had such a wonderful time!

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  4. Daryl, gorgeous shot! What a great variety of buildings all together line that!

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  5. Awesome shot D!

    Seems like a lot of work to fix a chimney!

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  6. That's a lot of chimneys! It must be very expensive to have a chimney repaired in Paris. :0

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  7. No water towers. And they think they are so sophisticated. I'm considering dropping Paris from my bucket list.

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  8. Glad to have you back! More pictures! I was so tired when we reached Paris, I don't remember a lot.

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  9. Chim chim cheroo :) You miss so much if you don't look up in Paris. Love views across the rooftops in Paree!

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  10. Love all the architectural variety.

    The highline is the one place I want to see next time we visit NYC.

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  11. What a neat fact, and surely something I never knew.
    The reconstruction sure makes for some really beautiful textures. xo.

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  12. This is fun seeing your prospective. Interesting link.

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  13. I think that you were in Paris at the right time, the light is beautiful and the plants are so lush...

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  14. So in NYC we have Water Tower Wednesday but what would we have in Paris with all those chimneys? There is no day that would work...ugh...maybe something in French. Love this shot and the info too!

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  15. Cool shot! Interesting fact as well. Seems like a lot of work to rebrick the whole thing. I've only been to Paris once, but I remember it well. I had a blast. I got to go to Notre Dame. I can still remember standing in front of the rose window. Couldn't believe I actually got to see it in person. Sounds like you had a lot of fun on your trip.

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  16. Chimneys! I'm not sure I would have even noticed had I been there. I like :)

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  17. Now I really wonder why NYC depends on water towers and Paris has none...what do they do to get their water in Paris I wonder:)

    If ever I get back to Paris I will make it a point to walk the Paris High Line!

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  18. How fascinating about the bricks. And how wonderful that you discovered la promenade plantee -- my kind of place. :)

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  19. Wow. Replacing all that brick has got to be tres expensive. This must be a wealthy part of town?

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