A Promenade on the Pont Alexandre III

IMG_0725Today’s Paris memories center on the city’s beautiful bridges, but especially the ornate and gorgeous Pont Alexandre III. The bridge was a gift to the citizens of Paris from Russian Czar Alexander III, and crosses the Seine between the fantastic Grand Palais and Petit Palais on the Left Bank and the Invalides complex on the Right Bank.

Dozens of TV commercials, print ads and magazine layouts have been shot here, including a spot on the air right now for a Chanel fragrance. Who can blame these art directors? The pont is simply breathtaking.