The story of the chimneys on Paris’ rooftops

You’ll be surprised given that this image appears dense on the rooftops of the world’s Capital of Light – Paris.

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People in Europe have been using flues since the 13th century to keep their homes warm.

What do you think distinguishes European land: beautiful squares, ancient bridges that span gently flowing rivers, mosques, and magnificent palaces?

The answer we provided will astound you. That is a chimney on the roof of a house or building.

This image appears dense in the city, particularly in the Capital of Light. It can be used to count the number of personal fireplaces installed in the building.

Since the 13th century, chimneys have been present in Europe. Previously, people’s homes were heated by the fire inside the oven, which was made of terracotta or brick and was placed in the center of the house.

To avoid smokiness, they will cut a small hole in the roof or walls, but this method is ineffective. The first chimneys are used in large houses, and they become fashionable items during the Tudor period.

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The first chimneys were used in large houses, and by Tudor times, they had become fashionable items.

The introduction of a chimney does not completely eliminate smoke from the house because the design is not perfect and the materials burned for heating are rudimentary.

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Most scientists in the 18th century believed that smoke is produced when heat is applied. Smoke will move from a warm location to a cold location. As a result, once the house is warm enough, smoke will exit through pipes outside.

Because coal combustion was so expensive at the time, only the wealthiest families could afford to own a chimney. As a result, people began to flaunt his wealth by erecting a slew of chimneys above their roofs.

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Because coal was so expensive at the time, only the wealthiest families could afford to own chimneys.

The poorer families, who could not afford to buy coal, attempted to own a property to demonstrate to their neighbors.

The Victorian era is known as the “golden era” of chimneys. Chimneys made of clay or metal became popular in society at this point. People used these to construct in order to personalize their homes.

Humans have invented electric heating, but the unused chimneys remain in the sky of Paris.

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There are still unused chimneys in the Parisian sky today.

Another story about chimneys: in Europe, on Christmas Eve, Santa Claus will creep up the chimney to give gifts to children. But why did he choose the chimney instead of knocking on the door?

Heaters are considered a source of all blessings and a place of warmth, and it is believed that most people close to Santa and saints will bring gifts to good children through this gate.

His journey through the chimney has become a Western tradition. Clement Clarke’s 1882 poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” described it.

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Tales having said that Santa Claus comes down your chimney to give gifts.

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