HD Photos of Pont Alexandre III Bridge over the River Seine in Paris - Page 1
These photographs show probably one of the most famous bridges over the River Seine in Paris, the Pont Alexandre III bridge, which is more than likely due to is easily recognisable golden statues at each end and ornate lamp posts, but also this bridge is located very close to the Champs Elysees avenue, the Grand Palais, the Petit Palais and Les Invalides, making this an ideal location to do some sightseeing.
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Photo of the Pont Alexandre III bridge over the River Seine
Taking a cruise along the River Seine is a great way of seeing many different tourist attractions in Paris, although, on this occasion we were walking, and took this photo from a bridge looking towards what is classed as the most extravagant bridge in the city called the Pont Alexandre III, which has been classified as a historical monument, yet you can also see the famous Eiffel Tower, and if you look closely at the image, in the distance you can see the Palais de Chaillot, which were all constructed for different World Fairs.
Close up picture showing one of the copper statues in the centre of the Pont Alexandre III bridge
While standing on the Pont Alexandre III bridge we took this photo showing a part of one of the two keystones that are located on either side in the middle of the long single arch bridge over the river, and being that this was in recognition of the alliance between France and Russia, one of these keystones represents the Nymphs of the Seine, and the other represents the Nymphs of Neva and were designed in copper by Georges Recipon, who also created the quadriga statues on the Grand Palais, yet the best view of these is when you are on a sightseeing cruise on the River Seine.
High definition photo of ornamental lamp posts and one of the four columns with its gilded statue on top
On a lovely summers day without a cloud in sight, as we were walking towards the Grand Palais we took this photo of the ornamental lamp posts and one of the four columns with their gilded statues, which are 17 metres high and act as counterweights for the Pont Alexandre III bridge, and the very first stone laid in 1896 by the Russian Tsar Nicholas II with its construction being completed in time for the World Fair in 1900 and inaugurated with the name of his father, Tsar Alexander III.
Side view of the Pont Alexandre III bridge
Here you can see a photo of the Pont Alexandre III bridge looking towards Les Invalides, and on the top of each of the sides of the bridge, as well as the normal ornamental lamp posts, there are also four monumental candelabra, which are surrounded by cupids and sea monsters that were produced by the sculptor H Gauquic and if you look closely you can also just make out one of the two keystones that are located in the centre on each side of the bridge.
Photo showing one of the bronze gilded statues of Pegasus on the Pont Alexandre III bridge
Wherever you are looking while you are on holiday in Paris you will see many different monuments, statues and architectural features that make this city so impressive, and in this particular photo you can see a lion statue and one of the 17 metre high columns with a gilded statue of Pegasus on top that are on the Pont Alexandre III bridge, and a part of the incredible Grand Palais with its glass roof, which is the largest of its kind in the world, not forgetting the quadriga statue group that was produced by Georges Recipon who also produced sculptures for this elegant and extravagant bridge over the River Seine.
Picture showing just how close the Pont Alexandre III bridge is to Les Invalides
This photo we took from the bank of the River Seine looking at one side of the Pont Alexandre III bridge towards Les Invalides with its famous gilded dome roof, and as you can see in this image one of the ornamental candelabra lamp posts with its cupids and sea monsters was covered up, as it was having some restoration work done to restore it to its former glory, just as the sculptor H Gauquic would have wanted.
HD photo of gilded statue on the Pont Alexandre III called La Renommée de l'Agriculture
On the top of the four columns known as socles that act as counterweights for the Pont Alexandre III bridge over the River Seine, you will find gilded equestrian statues that represent Pegasus held by Fame, with each one of these statues having a different name and representing something specific such as science or the arts, and particular Fame was produced by Emmanuel Fremiet being called La Renommée de l'Agriculture.
Photograph showing the view of the Pont Alexandre III bridge with all four of its gilded statues
This photo shows the view looking towards the Pont Alexandre III bridge with its four columns and ornate equestrian statues on top, then on the left you have the Grand Palais and across the Avenue Winston Churchill, on the right, you have the Petit Palais, and these were all constructed for the 1900 Universal Exhibition in Paris with hundreds of artists working on different elements of their unique designs, sculptures and statues.
Photo showing one of stone sculpture you can find on the Pont Alexandre III bridge
The Pont Alexandre III Bridge goes over the River Seine from Les Invalides to the Petit Palais and the Grand Palais, and often refered to as the most elaborate bridge in Paris, it was designed for the 1900 Universal Exhibition, or World Fair as it is also known, and was also to signify the alliance between Russia and France, and it is often said that the amount of artists who worked on the Pont Alexandre III designing different features like the one you can see in this photo close to the base of a column, were just as many as the decorations you can discover on it today.
View of the Pont Alexandre III bridge with the Eiffel Tower in the background
You will find numerous historical monuments in Paris, many of which were constructed for Universal Exhibitions just like the Eiffel Tower for the 1889 World Fair and the Pont Alexandre III Bridge for the 1900 World Fair that you can see in this photo, and in fact, this is the largest and lowest bridge in Paris with one single span, so as not to distract from the views to other buildings and landmarks.
Close up photo showing one of the four stone statues of Lions at the Pont Alexandre III bridge
Located just each side of the Pont Alexandre III bridge, you can find four stone statues of lions, and this close up photo we took shows one of these statues that depicts a young boy with a lion that was produced between 1897 and 1900 by the sculptor Georges Gardet, while this bridge over the River Seine was being constructed.
High definition photo of golden statue on the Pont Alexandre III bridge
Now in this particular photo you can see one of the other golden bronze statues that are located on top of the Pont Alexandre III pillars, and all four of these Fames, as they are known, are equestrian statues representing Pegasus Held By Fame, and this one is located on the left bank of the River Seine.
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