Alexandre III Bridge: Quintessentially Art Nouveau
Alexandre III, built from 1896-1900 is the quintessential Art Nouveau bridge. Here are a few shots taken in perfect “menacing clouds” kind of weather (mind you, we didn’t get much else this year in Western Europe).
Statue 1 is a classic view, but I like the “Love You” note on its arm…
This shot was a little more complex than planned since the statue was considerably darker than the background. Lightroom 4 came to the rescue in the developing process.
Ditto, from a different angle. I find this statue incredibly gracious.
A gilded lion on the bridge and the Grand Palais in the background.
A classic view of the bridge and a good means to exercise manual focus and small DOF
I loooove those clouds.
Yann Gourvennec May 30, 2013
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My favorite bridge in Paris. Lovely shots!
Statue 1 looks like is holding an electric guitar
Well… as a matter of fact, this IS an electric guitar. They used to be very fashionable in 1900 🙂 Thanks for stopping by