It is easy for things to get banal here. You forget to see the beauty of the city. You go to work, you come home, you rush to the grocery store, you rush to meet friends. You descend into the dusty metro packed with people and fight for space, only to come up like a mole at your destination.
But sometimes, I get those "through a window" moments of shock.
At home I used to get it when I looked at the mountains.
In Belgium, it was the Grand Place.
In Paris it's the Opera Garnier.
It's the view that never gets old. The view that takes your breath away every time.
When you come out of the metro - it is all gold and copper tease
Don't even get me started on the inside...