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Pont des Arts

"I am standing on the Pont des Arts in Paris. On the one side of the Seine is the harmonious, reasonable facade of the Institute of France, built as a college in about 1670. On the other bank is the Louvre, built continuously from the Middle Ages to the nineteenth century: classical architecture at its most splendid and assured. Just visible upstream is the Cathedral of Notre Dame --not perhaps the most lovable of cathedrals, but the most rigorously intellectual façade in the whole of Gothic art. [...] What is civilisation? I do not know. I can't define it in abstract terms --yet. But I think I can recognise it when I see it: and I am looking at it now." Kenneth Clark, Civilisation (1969)

19 comments

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Caitlin Rodgers

I agree with Andi- this shot is completely beautiful. There's just something about night shots- you always capture them so well!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by nichole

Andi -

SO true. It's really beautiful at night.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Andi

So hard to capture this bridge during the day with all the green sac garbage cans and now the locks, I love this bridge and you just provided me with a "duh" moment, I need to take an evening shot. It is so beautiful!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by jiji

I had an evening picnic there last summer with great friends, cheese, and rosé. It was one of the most memorable times in my life. Thank you for helping me recapture that moment today :) xo

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by nichole

Marisa –

I rarely shoot at night either, but it's pretty much all I did the last time we were in Paris. I can't believe I haven't done it more often.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by risamay

Lovely shot, and I quite dig the quote, too. And like Andi, I need to take an evening shot. Not necessarily of the Pont des Arts, but in general. I never shoot at night. Never.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Anna Walker

Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous! Everything looks super romantic in the rain, and this is no exception! You have such an eye and an art for photography! :D

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Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Sush

I am speechless with the beauty of the photo. How I would love to visit…I'm still going, I just don't know when.

Merci~

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by loulou

Hello Nichole

that is a beautiful photo.

I love the look of Umbrella's the lights glisten off the pathway

The architecture make me feel intelligent just staring at it.

thank you

x
Loulou
(Australia)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Sujata

Very charming!

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