Morning view from the romantic Pont des Arts in Paris (France, 2021)
SONY FE FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
28mm ƒ/7.1 1/400s ISO 100
4000 x 6000 px / 300 dpi
The Pont des Arts or Passerelle des Arts, from where this snap has been taken, is a pedestrian bridge in Paris which crosses the River Seine. It links the Institut de France and the central square (cour carrée) of the Palais du Louvre.
Between 1802 and 1804, under the reign of Napoleon, a nine-arch metallic bridge for pedestrians was constructed at the location of the present day Pont des Arts: this was the first metal bridge in Paris.
However, the present bridge was built between 1981 and 1984 “identically” according to the plans of Louis Arretche, who had decided to reduce the number of arches from nine to seven, allowing the look of the old bridge to be preserved while realigning the new structure with the Pont Neuf. On 27 June 1984, the newly reconstructed bridge was inaugurated by Jacques Chirac, then the mayor of Paris.
Eventually, at the background of the picture, you can guess some other major monuments such as the Conciergerie, the spire of the Sainte-Chapelle, or even the roof of the City Hall of Paris.