Happy Wednesday, friends! I’m still wading through a mountain of mail and emails since we returned from our trip to Paris. But today I want to share with you the most amazing bridge I’ve ever seen! It’s the Pont Alexandre III in Paris. If you haven’t seen it, it’s AMAZING!!!
This bridge was on my bucket-list of famous sites I wanted to see while we were in Paris. And it did not disappoint! The arch bridge spans the Seine River in Paris and connects the Champs-Elysées quarter with the Invalides and Eiffel Tower. It is the most ornate and spectacular bridge in the city. (I’m sure everyone will agree!) This picture was taken from the river cruise boat and hardly does it justice!
The bridge features beautiful lamps, cherubs, nymphs, winged horsed, and lions. Below are the nymphs which are featured in the center on both sides of the bridge.
I’m glad we took the river boat cruise so we could see the sides of the bridge and details more closely.
The bridge was built around 1900 as is named after Tsar Alexander III. His son, Nicholas II built the bridge in his honor.
You must admit, the French really know how to build beautiful things!
Isn’t this spectacular? You can see from these photos it was cloudy, but thank heaven, the rain held out.
Here are a few more photos of the statues on the bridge. Ahhhh……
The bridge lit up at night is quite a sight! It’s like Paris takes on a completely different aura at night.
And us on the bridge. Yes, it was cloudy and windy, but oh, what a trip!
I hope to share more pictures of our trip over the next few weeks. If you’ve been to Paris, please share your thoughts and what were your favorite landmarks and places to visit and/or eat? Thanks for stopping by! Have a great evening! xoxo Dell