Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Beautiful Pont Neuf
It's been a while since I've shown our beautiful Pont Neuf (New bridge). I took this photo from l'île de la Cité. Let me just remind you what I wrote about it last June: "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."