The Pont Alexandre III crosses the Seine at the foot of the Avenue Winston Churchill pointing directly at Les Invalides the home of Napoleon's mortal remains. The bridge was, I understand, named for the Tsar of that name and opened by his son Nicholas II to access the then new Grand Palais and the Exhibition it contained.
I encountered a small frisson when examining this picture on my computer! Just before the far support I could discern what looked like a pair of legs dangling over space! Had I caught unkowingly on camera some poor unfortunate about to jump!? Thankfully - No! It seems to be some putti-like decorations hold symbolic batons/torches that I had not noticed whilst on site.
A little correction of perspective and levels in PSE3.
- Copyright: Peter Turner (petertee) (307)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-04-03
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon IXUS 430
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/160 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Best of Paris, Twins? [Part V], Bridges III, Twins? [Part XIX] [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-04-23 10:04