Three days in Paris

by thisnorthernboy

I’ve just got back from a few days in Paris. Very hectic, trying to fit in as much of the big Paris stuff, for my two young nieces, as possible. Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Montmartre, Sacre Coeur, Notre Dame, boat trip down the Seine…

Exhausting, but brilliant.

The architecture completely blew me away. Not just the big, grand museums, palaces and galleries (but blimey were they big and grand!), but the regular streets and residential buildings. It seems that nearly every street in central Paris is an eight storey avenue of astonishing apartments. I fell in love with practically every roof I saw – steeply pitched and leaded, with ornate windows, chimneys, balconies and facades. Beautiful.

I think those rooftops are going to make an appearance in at least a few of my drawings very soon.

Here are a few photos from my trip…