Along this pedestrian-only stretch of the Seine, there’s not a car in site. A rarity in Paris.
I tend to be drawn to color anyway, but in Paris, where color feels like the exception rather than the rule, it captivates me even more. (Though I guess pretty much everything captivates me more in Paris. The city of invigoration.) This green beauty is the Pont d’Arcole.
The way the Eiffel Tower pops up in views from all over the city has been a reliable source of amusement for me through the years: “Oh, there it is again!” (I know, it doesn’t take much.) While you expect to see la Tour in panoramic vistas, sometimes you’ll catch a glimpse peeking out over some rooftops, between a narrow gap in buildings, or through some trees. Henri Riviere’s Thirty-Six Views of the Eiffel Tower captures this phenomenon — and the Paris of his day — beautifully.
To see the previous image from my wee homage, click here.