France Sketches: Senlis

Senlis is a truly beautiful town in France, not far from Paris, that has a delightful medieval downtown area. I’ve drawn it before, in 2011:

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but this was my first opportunity to stand in one spot for an hour.

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Senlis has beautiful, unique examples of tudor-era architecture that you can’t find elsewhere. It’s often used in films to capture the claustrophobic feeling of medieval streets.

This was the spot: IMAG4286

Paris Rooftop Adventure 3

Children's Book project - Paris Rooftop Adventure image 3

Children’s Book project – Paris Rooftop Adventure image 3

We made it to the top of the roof! Just in time to watch the sun set. Gosh…now how do we get down?

Paris Rooftop Adventure 2

Children's Book project - Paris Rooftop Adventure image 2

Children’s Book project – Paris Rooftop Adventure image 2

Continuing my little daydream about chasing a rabbit over the rooftops of Paris, this is what happens after you work up the courage to jump out that window!

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Paris Rooftop Adventure 1

Children's Book project - Paris Rooftop Adventure image 1

Children’s Book project – Paris Rooftop Adventure image 1

After my last trip to France I kept daydreaming of rooftops and chimneys, so now I’m working on a Children’s Book project about a boy afraid of heights chasing his grandmother’s escaped rabbit across the rooftops of Paris. Now, let’s just pretend that there is no gravity and no danger and that nobody ever falls, ok?!

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