HD photos of Pont Saint Michel over the River Seine in Paris
While we were in the 5th arrondissement of Paris we took these high definition photographs showing the Pont Saint Michel over the River Seine, which connects Quai des Grands Augustins next to Place Saint-Michel to the Quai des Orfevres that runs along the Ile de la Cite Island.
View of the Pont Saint Michel crossing over the River Seine and connecting to the Ile de la Cite
This is photo we took of the Pont Saint-Michel while looking upstream of the River Seine, and this bridge was completed during the Second Empire, and if you look carefully at the image, you can see that on the tympana, between the arches, there is the Imperial insignia of a laurel wreath surrounding the letter N.
This photo was taken on Pont Saint Michel looking at the Quai des Orfevres intersection
Having just crossed the Quai des Grands Augustins after visiting the Place Saint-Michel, we were standing on the Pont Saint-Michel looking over towards the Quai des Orfres and the elegant building, which is home to the Court of Appeal in Paris on the Ile de la Cite, and if you look carefully, you can see the spire of the Saint-Chapelle behind.
With this photo we were looking at the Pont Saint Michel and Quai des Grands Augustins intersection
Sometimes you can forget that you are even on a bridge while admiring what is around you, yet when we took this photo we were standing on the Pont Saint-Michel which crosses the River Seine from the Ile de la Cite island over to the left bank and Quai des Grands Augustins, and if you carry on walking towards the Latin quarter you will get to see the impressive Fontaine Saint-Michel.
HD photo taken from Place Saint Michel looking at the traffic moving onto Pont Saint Michel
There has been a bridge going over the River Seine at this location for centuries, yet it was the bridge constructed in the 1600s that gave it the name of Pont Saint-Michel due to there being statues of Saint Michael and the Virgin Mary on it plus it was situated close to the Saint-Michel chapel, however, the bridge you can see today, was only constructed in the 1850s.