Sunday, April 10, 2011

Dimanche Sur le Pont des Arts


This photograph was taken shortly after yesterday's Louvre shot.  Strolling along the Seine that Sunday morning was a photographer's paradise! Look closely and you can see all the locks of love attached to the sides.

19 comments:

mauropucci said...

Questo è un ponte di Parigi pieno di fascino.
Molto bello il b&W
Buona domenica
Mauro

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Beautiful exposure and composition ! Please have a beautiful Sunday.

Julie said...

Actually, I do not like those 'locks' of love. I think they are ugly and unremoveable. Although I hope the Mairie does remove them on a regular basis ... I have a wonderful shot of all the plastic green garbage 'bins' along the roadway of the bridge ...

Joe said...

Great composition and contrast. The bridge almost looks like it is suspending the houses.

Karena said...

Fabulous image although I have to agree I am not loving the locks.
Just MHO.

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Nadege said...

It is a beautiful shot Virginia. (I don't care either for those locks. They only add useless weight to the bridge. What a waste of ressource!)

Pamela said...

Fantastic shot! I don't think the lock traditiion will ever go away.
Even from what I can see from this photo the people look well dressed again!!
I still can't get over that woman in the puffy coat with the belt and tights!!

Petrea Burchard said...

Today I would love to be there, locks or no! I can enjoy the bridges regardless of their presence, though I, too, would be pleased if they weren't there.

TheChieftess said...

I love the contrast of the more modern bridge structure to the historic look of the city...it does look like the bridge is holding up the city!!!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Virginia, put this shot in my most favorites category... fabulous! So the style of you-know-who (HC-B) and he would be proud.

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful B&W with its lines and angle...
God bless you!
Cezar

Starman said...

So many non-romantics. Obviously not French.

Virginia said...

Mauro,
Thank you for your nice comment!

Starman,
Oui. You and I are the hopeless romantics as always! :?)

Genie, I loved it too. Actually have a wider, less cropped version. Wonder why I didn't use it!

Cezar and Léla, Mille mercis!

Pamela, I loved that photo and the well dressed Madame in that photo as well.

Petrea,
You are like me, love it all.

Chieftess and Joe, Yes, the buildings almost resemble a movie set!

Nadege and Karena,
Oh but to re ad the inscriptions....very sweet!

Thanks Wong!

Julie, THose damn green trash bags have ruined a lot of shots. Why do you think this is in BW ?:)

M said...

Wow -- awesome photo! One of my favorites!

Alexa said...

I have no problem with the locks—and much prefer them as a love symbol to initials carved in a tree (for example). :~} This is easily one of the best shots I've seen of this wonderful "people's" bridge. Looove the way you featured the structural supports.

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

Great photo! I have to admit that I never saw these locks of love. What´s wrong with me??? Maybe I was distracted because of all the people picnicking on the bridge...

James said...

This is wonderful Virginia! I remember seeing Jeando on your blog a while back and I agree he's really great!

bevgrey said...

I took several shots of the "locks of love" when I was there. (incredibly corny name) I like them, personally. They're better than spray paint graffiti, they don't harm anything and they leave sweet messages of love. The world can always use reminders of love, IMO.

Chez Loulou said...

Stunning! What a gorgeous shot.