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Pont de la Tournelle, Paris
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'', is an arch bridge spanning the river Seine in Paris.HistoryThe location of the is the site of successive structures.The first, a wooden bridge, was built in 1620. This bridge connected the Eastern bank of the Seine (le quai Saint-Bernard) to. It was subsequently washed away by ice in 1637, and again on 21 January 1651. A stone bridge was erected in its place in 1654. It was demolished in 1918 and replaced by the current bridge in 1928, after it suffered several natural disasters, especially the flood of 1910.The was intentionally built lacking symmetry, in order to emphasize the shapeless landscape in the part of the Seine that it bestrides. Consisting of a grand central arch that links the riverbanks via two smaller arches, one on each side, it's decorated on the Eastern bank with a pylon built on the left pier's cutwater, and a statue of Saint Geneviève, the patron saint of Paris, atop of the pylon, designed by Polish-French monumental sculptor Paul Landowski.The term "Tournelle" traces its origin to a square turret constructed at the end of the 12th Century on the fortress of Phillipe Auguste.Numerous scenes of Highlander: The Series were filmed along the Quai de la Tournelle near and underneath Pont de la Tournelle between 1992 and 1998.
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  • There are other bridges in Paris that look better than this one, but still is a cool place to see. Here you'll have a view of the Notre Dame cathedral, instead of the Eiffel Tower. Also great for pict...  more »
  • We saw this bridge when we walked by the Pont de Sully and then by the quai de la Tournelle, on the rive gauche. Then we went back to see it, but from the loading docks of the Seine area, to go to the Cathedral of Notre - Dame. On the far left, you have a monument of 15 meters. tall, very modern, work of French Paul Landowski, the statue of St. Genevieve, patroness of Paris, at the tip, looking upstream. The bridge was made between 1928 and 1930, in reinforced concrete, with an arch of 122mts. and two smaller, one for pedestrians, opposite the island, and the other on the same island, for passage of the river. Over it are beautiful views of the island of the city and the back of the Notre - Dame. Communicates the island, following the Rue des Deux Ponts and the bridge opposite the Marie, left, almost at the beginning of the Bv. Saint-Germaine Bank
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  • I think to shoot the Notre-Dame Cathedral on the bridge, here you will see the bridge itself rather than from a good distance. If taken close to view with the naked eye, but in the light at telephoto and without perspective would take better shape.
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  • The banks underneath the bridge offer many good spots for hanging out during summer time.
  • A nice typical parisian vue on the scene, located just between 2 of the most interesting districts of the city!
  • Beautiful, like all Paris bridges!
  • Photogenic bridge
  • Ada dua patung di situ.