Thursday, June 15, 2006
Pont neuf at sunset
This is the Pont Neuf (New bridge). Despite its name it is not new at all but, on the contrary, it's the oldest bridge in Paris... It was started in 1578 and completed in... 1604 (the French kings needed more money for the war than for bridges then). At that time it was really something: 20 meters wide (66 feet), real sidewalks (and unusual thing at that time) and 384 Mascarons (masks sculptures in stone) on each side. And more than that, it was our picnic scenery all evening long, last Friday... (it also inspired Michel, from Spirit-of-Paris)
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