April 5, 2003
This bridge is more ornately decorated than most. It's an absolute pleasure to cross it and see the jewels that adorn each pillar and a golden horse on both sides on either end. I found this the most romantic bridge in the most romantic city at the most romantic season on the planet. We were so serendipitous and lucky to find it after our foot trek to the Arc du Triomphe and walking through Roosevelt gardens along the Champs Elysees.
At one corner is a golden statue of Simon Bolivar on horse. "Seems the French honor everyone," my father said. So you know I snapped it and am anxious to get pics scanned to show you the absolute beauty of the bridge.
The Seine has so many bridges, but this one's the most artistic we found (although I did get a kick out of seeing Pont Grenelle on which our Statue of Liberty's twin sits). Actually, some of the shots of some seraphs and dolphins were blown up and framed for gifts and adornments in my own home. What a treasure! This bridge is a "must see" for foot travellers.
The lighting along the bridge is as ornate as the statuary and this bridge has appeared in several Hollywood productions. We were very lucky to have stumbled onto it.
From journal Paris, here we come!