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A Paris Perspective: The River and Bridges

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It is impossible to complete my perspective until I have paid homage to the River Seine and beautiful bridges of Paris.  Without them, Paris would, well still be spectacular but somehow less so.

In keeping with my usual travel routine of always having a movie location to find in famous cities, Paris was no different.  For example, in Rome, I searched for the Mouth of Truth from Roman Holiday, in Venice The Italian Job, in Vera Cruz – Romancing the Stone, and in Paris – The Bourne Idendity .  More particularly, Pont Neuf (Jason wasn’t there, I checked) .  Along the way, however, I discovered Pont Neuf was just one of many unique and wonderful bridges in Paris.  Here are a few of my favorite perspectives:

Part Three:  The River Seine and Bridges

A view of Pont Neuf from the Love Lock encrusted Des Arts Bridge.

A view of Pont Neuf from the Love Lock encrusted Des Arts Bridge.

Pont Neuf Bridge

Pont Neuf

The River Seine and the stairs to nowhere.

The River Seine and the stairs to nowhere.

A two level bridge - one for pedestrians and the other for vehicles.

Pont de Bir Hakeim – A two level bridge – one for pedestrians and the other for vehicles.

And here the pigeons of Venice thought they were the only ones that could swarm.

And here the pigeons of Venice thought they were the only ones able to swarm for the camera.

Pont St. Louis from Ile St. Louis to Notre Dame.

Pont St. Louis from Ile St. Louis to Notre Dame.

And now, my photo story is all told out – until I am lucky enough to  be in Paris again.

Long live snails…because I would rather they live than have to eat them.

For more on Paris:

A Paris Perspective:  The Monuments

A Paris Perspective: The City

Paris, the Walmart of Love?

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A Paris Perspective: The Monuments

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There are three things to know about visiting Paris in November:

1.  It will be cold – meaning many of the fountains will be dormant for winter and the gardens will be limited to a fall array of colors and falling leaves.

2.  BUT – There will be no lines or crowds for anything, anywhere, no matter what the monument, museum, or historic landmark!

3.  No matter what the time of year, every corner you turn in Paris will take your breath away.

This was our first time in Paris and as I labored over what to write it finally dawned on me (in much the same way as discovering no matter how prepared or what they are called, Escargot is still a snail) – Paris can quite effectively speak for itself.

Part 1:  The Monuments

View from the top of Notre Dam

View from the top of Notre Dam

Arch de Triumph

Arch de Triumph

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

The Louvre

The Louvre

Les Invalides - Napoleons Tomb

Les Invalides with Napoleon’s Tomb from inside Rodin Museum Gardens

Notre Dame and the River Seine

Notre Dame and the River Seine

And because it is impossible for me to leave without just one joke…

Mom:  “Teen, what did you think of Paris?”

Teen:  “It is a great city – but the cheese is too old and the meat too raw…”

Stay tuned for Part Deux…(that is two years of high school French at work!)

For more of Paris:

Part 2.   A Paris Perspective: The City

Part 3:  A Paris Perspective: The River and Bridges

Paris, the Walmart of Love?

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