WOW! Is this for real? I wonder how wide this city is and what the population is. I hope they have a clay-pot factory close by. They sure do use a lot of them.
I had to go back and take a second look, Mary, but you’re right. There certainly are a lot of clay pipes on their chimney’s, aren’t there?
My question is what kind of lens did the photographer use to get such a long shot? Or was it originally a large, wide shot that has been cropped to seem long and narrow?
Wish they’d tell us where this is! What’s with all the clay pots on the roof ledges? More info about the picture would be nice! How the heck was this picture taken?! WOW!
whoa! seems like several aerial views all put together. yea SuziQ i took a second look too
I don’t know for sure, but couldn’t they be exhaust pipes from furnaces or heaters in those buildings? The newer buildings have different kinds of chimneys. It seemes to be the older one’s that have the pottery. It looks like the photographer took lots of pix and spliced them together. I don’t think any lens could cover that huge an area in one shot, but I don’t know much about photography.
Maybe they use the clay pots for roof gardens?
But I don’t see anything growing in them.
Maybe whoever posted this pic will come back and explain more to us.
We can always hope.
Now that I look again, they DO seem to be some kind of smoke stack.
I didn’t look closely enough the first time.
I believe you are right, Liz.
Well I am just glad I don’t live there. It is much too crowded for me. I agree that it would be nice to know more about this one.
Wonder what city this is – it looks European. At first, I thought it was Germany, but the church in the background looks like one in Paris – anyone know?
Concur with all observations and have the same wonder abouts.
Okay . . . I’ve googled it and what I have found out is this is a photo of Paris. The beautiful old church in the back ground is Basilica of Sacre-Coeur Montmartre. Paris, it seems, it a HUGE city. So, I agree with Bev, much too crowded for me!
Thanks, SuziQ for googling. I love “travelling” by Google -
I think the logical explanation for the clay “pots” are that they are probably heat-resistant vents for furnaces and water heaters. Each apartment or business probably has several, like we have in our homes today made of sheet metal for heat or vinyl for vents. Just guessing.
WoW!! I thot the city was never going to end! It kept going & going & going…..!!!!!! It seems Europeans are so much different than us Americans. But thats ok, too. I have a niece who has gone to school in England, near the Scotland border, then to France to be a nanny.
I went & looked again. Notice the first pictures were far away, then everything got closer & closer with the camera. I also noticed the clay pots as everyone else did. Different, but they have a purpose someway, somehow.
i feel a bad case of claustrophobia coming on!!!!
good grief if those r clay pots over the chimneys. looks like the ppl would be SMOKED TO DEATH by all the pots covering the chimney spout..
If anyone is interested in the site I found this scene in here it is.
If you think this shot is something, the one on this site will absolutely blow your mind. It is a complete 360 degree view of Paris. If you pan to the right you will see 2 little cameras hanging out in mid-air. If you click on them it will take you to another part of Paris so that you can see it from a different perspective.
And YES – those clay “pots” are chimneys!
The things that look like pots, aren’t really pots, they are vents made of pottery to resist heat. Have you ever seen an outdoor chimney for providing heat or fire for an outdoor patio? They are often made of a similar pottery.
well, i reckon, some of us just didnt think to google..personally, i’d just prefer sitting by the fire and enjoy other comments..
Thanks SuziQ. I clicked on the site to see Paris in a better photo image. Huge city! Also very beautiful city.
Well, this is Paris, one of the largest world cities. My husband said during one French movie: there sure is a lot of open countryside. Probably because so many people live in the city!
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