Monday, 29 March 2021

MONOCHROME MONDAY #142: FROM A SIXTH FLOOR BALCONY


I came across the Jean-Paul Sartre quote below a few days ago and decided to use the idea of observing life from an upstairs balcony or window as a theme for a number of blogposts.

The first in the series is the view from the fifth floor window of an apartment we hired in the 9e arrondissement in 2010.  The rooftops of Paris, the redundant chimneys, ubiquitous TV antennae and curtained windows create intriguing questions and stories waiting to be told ...

" … Sur le balcon d'un sixième étage - c'est là que j'aurais dû passer toute ma vie … "

"On a sixth floor balcony … that's where I should have spent my whole life … "
- Jean-Paul Sartre, Herostrat, 1950

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