Monday, September 24, 2007

A Paris Balcony

In Paris, having a balcony adds a lot to an apartment's value, and it's easy to see why: an outdoor space which is still linked to the city's rhythms, a place to sit and look at the sky as well as see what's happening on the street below...this is what makes city living bearable, and even poetic at times. If (and when) I leave Paris, I think it is this I will miss most: the intricate, dense way in which the city is put together, layer upon layer of stone and iron and zinc; all the lines and patterns and shadows that make even the simplest sight (here, a friend's balcony) a singular visual feast.


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