HD photographs of Les Amours Candelabra on the Pont Alexandre III NE corner - Page 573



Again we were admiring the statues of the children called Les Amours that surround the candelabras on the Pont Alexandre III and took these high definition photos of The Loves, which were sculpted by Henri Desire Gauquie.

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Les Amours Candelabra Pont Alexandre III NE corner
This first HD photo shows one of the four candelabras located on the Pont Alexandre III, which is classed as the most ornate bridge in Paris that goes over the River Seine from Les Invalides to the Grand Palais, and has been classified as an historical monument since 1975.
Candelabras bronze fish NE corner Pont Alexandre III
Now this next image shows a close up of the fish that are located on the base of the sculpture, which was produced in bronze in 1899 and inaugurated when the bridge officially opened for the 1900 Universal Exposition, also known as the World Fair in Paris.
Bronze Cupid Pont Alexandre III NE candelabra
However, here you can see a close up showing one of the children holding a garland, yet these are sometimes referred to as cupids, although the official name for these are Les Amours or in English, The Loves, which were sculpted by Henri Desire Gauquie, and each one of the four street lamps or candelabras is slightly different.
Pont Alexandre III NE Les Amours Candelabra
So this particular ornate candelabra with The Loves can be found on the upstream side of the Pont Alexandre III on the right bank in the 8th Arrondissement, and it is positioned close to one of the socles or tall columns on the north easterly side of the bridge.
Les Amours Candelabra by artist Henri Gauquie
The Loves, or Les Amours holding garlands surrounded by fish are also sometimes referred to as cupids and sea monsters, and not only were these sculpted by Henri Desire Gauquie, but he also produced the ornate bronze candelabras themselves, which is just one of the elaborate features you can find on the Pont Alexandre III.
Gauquie inscription NE Les Amours Candelabra
So as we mentioned, this was produced by Henri Desire Gauquie, as you can see from this last close up showing his name inscribed on the base, and he studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris to become a French sculptor, executing several monumental sculptures including these ornate street lamps, also being awarded the Legion of Honour prior to passing away in 1927.

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