Though we travel the world to find the beautiful

we must carry it with us or we find it not

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Elegant Pont Alexandre iii ....

There's nothing lovelier ~ than to stand looking across at this beautiful bridge
it's the most opulently decorated bridge in Paris and
I always feel in awe of such beauty
The attention to detail is exquisite
when you click on the photo you will
be able to see the pretty little gold ribbon bows on the side of the bridge

What a fabulous backdrop for wedding photos
and we were fortunate enough to arrive just in time to see
this young couple posing beside this nymph {or is it cherub} with dagger!!
they were happy and in love in the ~city of Love~

looking towards the majestic "grand palais" on the right bank
pretty as a picture

I love the pretty bronze 'art nouveau' lamp posts
especially at night
I remember on my very first trip to Paris looking across the bridge at night
and thinking how absolutley magical
it was like fairyland !!

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Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Dianne, thank you for taking me back to this elegant bridge -- just stunning! How wonderful that you encountered the couple posing for photos. What a backdrop and it surely looks like something out of a fashion magazine!

Great shot of the Grand Palais in the background, too!

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Certainly the most beautiful bridge in Paris--maybe the most beautiful bridge anywhere. Every direction you turn from there is eye candy. Loved seeing the wedding shot!


Shell Sherree said...

Gorgeous, Dianne!! Whenever I see photos of this beautiful bridge, I'm amazed anew at how GOLD the statues are.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Dianne,

I so agree with you, how magical the City of Paris is and you can see why it is called the City of Love. The bridges, the bronze and gold and all the detail everywhere was amazing.
I loved seeing your photos, thank you.

Hope that your weekend is going well.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Chère Diane,

Are you a French teacher as well? Si oui, BRAVO!!!! Merci pour être venue à Castles Crowns and Cottages....c'est bon de recontrer de nouvelles bloggeusses dans ce monde merveilleux d'idées, d'images....s'il vous plaît, revenez quand vous voulez; vous êtes toujours bienvenue!!!! Et ces photos de ma ville préférée du monde sont ravissantes! Bises, Anita

Michael Mattison said...

Beautifully crisp photos; very nice atmosphere you've captured here.
All the best,

Georgianna said...

You're right, Dianne, it's magnificent! And your photos are fabulous, too. Thank you so much for bringing us this beauty! – g


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