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In my quest of seeing & showing Paris differently, render well-known topics as fresh images....familiar landmarks from a not-so-common point of view....

I surely don't need to say anything about the tower you see in the distance...the Eiffel Tower which needs no introduction....but the place I took this picture from, perhaps does.

Riding the Metro to Javel, I had reached Pont Mirabeau. The bridge was built between 1895 and 1897 & spans the Seine from the 15th arrondissement (left bank), to the 16th arrondissement. It links rue de la Convention and place Mirabeau, on the left bank, to rue de Rémusat. On the left side, upstream, is the gare de Javel of the RER, line C. The bridge is served by the Paris Metro stations Mirabeau and Javel - André Citroën.

The bridge is 173 meters long, 20 m. wide (the roadway measures 12 m., and the two pavements 4 m. each). It was from one of the 4 metre wide pavement that I took this shot.

Why the title...Paris, New York? I invite viewers to look closer into the picture & possibly they can decipher the reason themselves?!

Below the Pont Mirabeau
Slow flows the Seine

Let night fall, let the hours go by
The days pass on and here stand I
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(Le pont Mirabeau as sung by The Pogues)

Dedicated to Nobu-san, one of the finest connoisseurs of Paris one can expect to find here in Trekearth

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