Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Pont Sully


As many of you know, right in the middle of Paris runs the river Seine that divides the city in half. To go from one side to the other there are more than 30 magnificent bridges (I've showed several on this blog already). This one, the Pont Sully (named after one of the ministers of King Henry IV) is one of the most recent bridges, although it was completed in 1876. It is located at the tip of île Saint Louis one of the oldest parts of Paris.

24 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tidbits always. I will be knowledgeable of Paris even before visiting it. Here in Japan, they call PAris " hana no miyako"
    hana is " flower "
    miyako is " capital "

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  2. What an awesome picture. I love the angle and the wonderful green color of the bridge (my mother and grandmother's favorite color). Plus I've got a soft spot for any place names Saint Louis, since that's the city I live in in the USA!

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  3. opps, this is the picture I saw yesterday before the woman reclining.
    Paris is really full of history,imagine your most recent bridge completed in 1876..,magnifico!

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  4. This is a great picture. I like the way the neutral colours are so pleasing to look at. Thanks for giving us the background info on the bridge too. I think I remember walking on this bridge on my way to the Institute du Monde Arabe. Merci!

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  5. I love the bridges in Paris. Nice close up!

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  6. Ok, ok, call me totally weird, but what on earth is a sewer lid doing on a bridge? Obviously added later (maybe not given the sewer tours of Paris they have), but I can't imagine what they were thinking when they put it there.

    Also, I can't quite tell what the view is behind the railing. Could be a beach somewhere if we didn't know better.

    Excellent, provocative shot Eric. How does one get their name on a bridge in Paris? For example, Nelson Mandella has one named after him and I believe he's still around...

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  7. Lovely close up. Thanks for wonderful evocative work. I've been sharing your site with my friends and they've all thanked me.

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  8. Je viens de découvrir le blog: super bien! Pour moi Parisien qui suis parti loin...

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  9. Michael, I would guess you have to be someone important to get your name on a bridge in paris. Either that or give the city a whole lotta money.

    Ohohoh, I know what the sewer is there for! It's a message put there by a secret society. (Can't tell I just finished reading The Da Vinci Code, can ya?)

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  10. Hey, no graffitis and no ... dog poop! I'm impressed ! ;-)

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  11. We used to live in Sully sur Loire - lol.
    This guy is everywhere.

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  12. I agree, Michael, very weird to have a sewer cover on a bridge. I think the view behind the railing is la Seine with another bridge in the background.

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  13. Love this photo - nice contrast in texture and color between the white stone (and I really like the engraved name and dates), and the green metal (is it cast iron?) railing. I don't even think I would have really noticed the sewer cover and, yes, I also wonder what it's doing there. What is beyond the railing is also up to one's imagination.

    I remember this really bad pun my father used to make between the name of Henri IV's minister "Sully" and the expression "sur le lit" (which, if you say it fast, sounds like "sullit" - "Sully.")

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  14. Michael, maybe it's Paris Plage, or maybe it's still too cold for that ... Eric, when does it open?

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  15. New to PDP... and I love it. Your pictures are awesome. I've never been to Paris. Have always wanted to go. Thank you for my daily getaway! I've linked you up so I don't lose my way ;)

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  16. I love your site and have bookmarked it. I haven't visited your city in a year and am hoping to return for my honeymoon in August. I wonder what Sully did to get a bridge name after him?

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  17. Okay, Michael: you're weird! Good eye, though!

    I've taken the tour of les égouts, and it was really interesting.

    I love that the photo looks like it could have been taken at any waterfront (even Tacoma!)

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  18. Ce blog me manquait :) Jolie photo qui ramène de jolis souvenirs! :)

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  19. good eye michael, I wouldn't have noticed it either if you hadn't pointed it out. I love ile Saint Louis. It was my favourite spot in Paris....maybe it was because of Berthillon ice cream tho. I found myself there everyday, and I've been on this bridge!!! Urg, that's like nothing to all of you who live there...but it's a big deal to me ;)
    Love the picture and the angle is really neat.

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  20. Cedre...yes, you can't forget Berthillon on ile Saint Louis! They used to say "le glacier que l'argent laisse froid" (the ice cream that money leaves cold). At least I think that's the translation.

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