Paris Highlights – Pont Alexandre III

Along with the Jardin des Tuileries, the Pont Alexandre III was a Paris favorite for me.

Paris is split into a right and a left bank by the Seine.  And because of that big river that divides the city, there are a lot of bridges.  My favorite one is the Pont Alexandre III, which was built between 1896 and 1900.  I will even go so far as to say that it is my favorite bridge that I’ve ever seen.

The reason why it’s my favorite bridge, is because it is so pretty!

The Parisians know how to build a bridge.

The bridge is lined on both sides by the prettiest street lamps.

And the statues!  Each corner has a huge column with a gilt-bronze statue of Pegasus.  Plus there are statues of cherubs, and lions, and ladies.

Just gorgeous!

It’s actually featured in Adele’s music video for “Someone Like You.”  Although the song is kinda sad.  The bridge is beautiful though.

I would love to walk by something that pretty everyday.

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