Friday, January 30, 2015

Allons-y !

As I made my way across the Pont des Arts, taking photos to document the sacrilege to the bridge,  a group of kindergartners blew past me followed by their teacher. I was in hot pursuit to see what they were in such a hurry to see.  Ahhhh yes, the one lone panel of heavy duty glass on the whole bridge. A test by the city of Paris to see if it "works". This was the one and only place on the entire bridge where these petits enfants could actually see the Seine and beyond. They stopped, looked and listened as their teacher pointed out what she wanted them to see and learn. The one bright spot on the Pont des Arts that day.


Kate said...

The bridges as they should be: undecorated with love locks and visibility for all to see what's happening on the Seine and its beautiful banks!!

William Kendall said...

You've got the attention of at least one of them!

Alexa said...

Saw this in September—here's hoping it does work!

Paris Rendez-vous and Beyond said...

Hi Virginia….thanks for letting me know about the 'love locks'. I didn't know about this new plan to rid the bridges of them.

I really disliked them when I was living in Paris in 2012….so tacky and cheap. The view from the bridge is a million times more beautiful than all those cheap bits of munce-metal!!

Loving it here Down Under….come and visit me on my relaunched blog one day. You might enjoy the view.



Jack said...

Let's hope the glass works and doesn't end up with vandals etching graffiti into it.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

There is always one child whose eyes curiously follows the photographer's lens. A perfect black & white photo.


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