Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Le pont du Carroussel

I couldn't stay away.

Here are a variety of views of Le pont du Carroussel, the bridge that crosses the Seine from the Left Bank to the Right where the Tuileries Gardens and the Louvre meet.

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Looking north toward the Louvre and Tuileries

Looking northwest
Looking northeast

Looking southwest toward the Left Bank and the top of the Eiffel Tower

Looking west on the walkway down by the Seine

Looking at the Louvre


Rauf said...

how old is this bridge Ruth ? all the views are beautiful. Does Carroussel mean merry go round ? never knew it is a french word

Ruth said...

Rauf, the bridge site I embedded says: "When the first bridge was being built at this location it was called the 'Pont des Saintes Pères,' but when it was opened in 1834 it had already been renamed the 'Pont du Caroussel.' Constructed flimsily of wood and cast iron, it soon proved unsuitable for heavy traffic.So the existing bridge was built (1935-1939) and moved some fifty meters downstream to provide direct access to what at that time were passageways leading to the Louvre."

Ginnie said...

See, you DID have plenty of more inspiration to keep you going :) So glad to see it!