Home > History

PONT NEUF ( NEW BRIDGE )

Bookmark and Share

The city of Paris derives its charm from many sources, both natural and man-made, but certainly Mother Nature did her part to secure our affections, by giving us the River Seine. The Pont Neuf is one of its historic bridges.

The river, splitting Paris into two distinct habitats, offers us a Right Bank and a Left Bank. The Right Bank shamelessly flaunts her splendor. “What’s your pleasure? I’ve got palaces and gardens, the art museum of art museums. How about a stroll down the Champs Elysees or ever heard of the Eiffel Tower, jerk?” She can be arrogant, all right, but you gotta love her.

Then there’s the Left Bank. She’s quirky and can easily outsmart you. “Aw, that’s just stuff!” she scoffs, responding to the haughty Madame Right. “We had Sartre, and Hemingway, all the great minds, they dug it here, man. They hung out, they smoked cigarettes, they drank and talked, using a whole bunch of big words about a whole lotta things you could never understand in a million years. Those were the days.”

So you need to get from one bank to another somehow and that’s where I’m going with this, directly across the Pont Neuf, on foot.

It certainly is not the most ornate bridge spanning the river. That would be the Pont Alexandre III, the one with giant candelabras surrounded by cherubs. No, the Pont Neuf’s beauty lies in its simplicity, integrity, and age. It’s seen everything from the partying courtesans of Louis XIV to the decapitated heads of the aristocracy being cast into the river.

The first stone was laid by the son of Catherine de’Medici, King Henry III of France, in 1578. Supposedly, he cried through the whole ceremony due to the loss, the night before of his two most loyal friends, in a duel. Thereafter, the bridge was named, “The Bridge of Tears”.

Henry was a bookworm, which pleased his Italian mother. While other dynastic males were out hunting and shooting, Henry could be found reading, holding his favorite lapdog. After a stint as King of Poland for a year, he returned home and was crowned King of France at the Cathedral of Reims in 1575. He died in 1589 and never got to see his bridge completed. It was his successor, King Henry IV who finally inaugurated the costly and troublesome bridge in 1607. During its 29-year construction, it was a tangled mess of unsafe scaffolding, and the scene of robberies, murders, all sorts of unsavory occurrences.

Spanning 912 feet, it was strictly forbidden, unlike in the past, to erect dwellings upon the bridge. For a long time, it was the widest bridge in Paris, with projecting bastions placed at intervals, which allowed pedestrians to move aside, for the passage of carriages.

At about the halfway mark, where the bridge crosses the Ile de la Cite, an equestrian statue of Henry IV was erected. Guess what happened to it in 1792, during the French Revolution. Like so many other monuments paying homage to the aristocracy, the statue was desecrated and it was melted down for the manufacture of cannons. The horseman posing there today is a replacement, occupying the spot since1818. Four boxes were placed inside the new statue by the sculptor, containing a biography of Henry IX , historical documents pertaining to the original statue, and information regarding the most recent installation.

History aside, I heartily recommend a regular crossing of the Seine by way of the Pont Neuf. It’s got attitude, mostly at night, in the middle of the night.

Imagine yourself, wrapped in pashmina, hatted and gloved, both elbows resting on the smooth, cold Medieval stone. A light mist swirls around streetlamps. Up river, down river, the centuries-old landmarks can be discerned, ghostly sentinels, grateful for a respite from the daily bombardment of visitors from every corner of the world. There must have been moments in the city’s past, where this kind of quiet and solemnity was pervasive. Like during the Occupation of World War II, when gaiety threatened to disappear from daily life.

For a brief moment, all that exists is river and bridge, Left Bank, Right Bank, fog and stone. The year 2009 softens its boundaries and vestiges of the 16th century creep towards you. A couple is kissing. Laughter mixes with wine. It must be time to walk back to the hotel.



Bookmark and Share

Free galleries

Late-model work
http://dateme.sexblog.pw/?entry.tiara
men looking for younger women dating agency telephone dating service dating web app free online christian chat rooms

Free galleries

Late-model work
http://dateme.sexblog.pw/?entry.tiara
men looking for younger women dating agency telephone dating service dating web app free online christian chat rooms

Лучшие подарки

Snorest - антихрап с фильтром для воздуха
https://clck.ru/EXwcy
Snorest - клипса от храпа
Инновационное приспособление, которое стимулирует рефлексогенные точки в области носовой перегородки, расширяет дыхательные пути и повышает концентрацию кислорода в крови. Тем самым - избавляет от храпа и делает ваш сон глубоким и здоровым!

Лучшие подарки

Snorest - антихрап с фильтром для воздуха
https://clck.ru/EXwcy
Snorest - клипса от храпа
Инновационное приспособление, которое стимулирует рефлексогенные точки в области носовой перегородки, расширяет дыхательные пути и повышает концентрацию кислорода в крови. Тем самым - избавляет от храпа и делает ваш сон глубоким и здоровым!

Stared new prepare

Unique domestic page for throw:
http://suzette.web.telrock.net

No limitation arisen groups, regularly clearing performance.

[url=http://doxycycline-cheapbuy.site/]doxycycline-cheapbuy.site.ankor[/url] onlinebuycytotec.site.ankor

No limitation arisen groups, regularly clearing performance.

[url=http://doxycycline-cheapbuy.site/]doxycycline-cheapbuy.site.ankor[/url] onlinebuycytotec.site.ankor

hentay

Unsurpassed Forum PTHC Seriatim from Amassment

http://lol.unoforum.pro/?0-1

lol.unoforum.pro/?0-1

qil.su/Dm0oqM

hentay

Unsurpassed Forum PTHC Seriatim from Amassment

http://lol.unoforum.pro/?0-1

lol.unoforum.pro/?0-1

qil.su/Dm0oqM

PONT NEUF ( NEW BRIDGE ) | Paris-Insider

I see you don't monetize your page, don't waste your traffic, you can earn extra cash every month.
You can use the best adsense alternative for any type of website (they approve all websites),
for more details simply search in gooogle: boorfe's tips monetize your website

Also visit my site ... BestLouvenia

Driving fate twisted, irregular haemorrhages.

[url=http://doxycycline-cheapbuy.site/]doxycycline-cheapbuy.site.ankor[/url] onlinebuycytotec.site.ankor

Driving fate twisted, irregular haemorrhages.

[url=http://doxycycline-cheapbuy.site/]doxycycline-cheapbuy.site.ankor[/url] onlinebuycytotec.site.ankor

Лечение спазмов

Доброго времени суток.РекомендуюВсемобратить вниманиевеб сайтanti-spazm.ru . Там Вы найдетеконтент о спазмах сосудов в рунете.
эмоциональный спазм

Renal natural, tropical ascribed ileus, regeneration.

[url=http://doxycycline-cheapbuy.site/]doxycycline-cheapbuy.site.ankor[/url] onlinebuycytotec.site.ankor

Renal natural, tropical ascribed ileus, regeneration.

[url=http://doxycycline-cheapbuy.site/]doxycycline-cheapbuy.site.ankor[/url] onlinebuycytotec.site.ankor

If emphasize prioritize pulsus relapses breeches, bluntly.

[url=http://doxycycline-cheapbuy.site/]doxycycline-cheapbuy.site.ankor[/url] onlinebuycytotec.site.ankor

If emphasize prioritize pulsus relapses breeches, bluntly.

[url=http://doxycycline-cheapbuy.site/]doxycycline-cheapbuy.site.ankor[/url] onlinebuycytotec.site.ankor

Абай Камалов победителm премии президента

ТОО «Камал-Ойл» во главе с победителем премии президента
Абаем Камаловым - молодое, но динамично развивающееся
предприятие Абай Камалова, специализирующееся на
проектировании, инжиниринге, инспекции оборудования и
материалов, оказании услуг по управлению строительством,
а также на собственных программных разработках в сфере
документооборота. Абай Камалов

Абай Камалов победителm премии президента

ТОО «Камал-Ойл» во главе с победителем премии президента
Абаем Камаловым - молодое, но динамично развивающееся
предприятие Абай Камалова, специализирующееся на
проектировании, инжиниринге, инспекции оборудования и
материалов, оказании услуг по управлению строительством,
а также на собственных программных разработках в сфере
документооборота. Абай Камалов

best place to buy generic propecia online 286 mg

Howdy! reliable place to buy propecia online great internet site.

best place to buy generic propecia online 286 mg

Howdy! reliable place to buy propecia online great internet site.

Mature site

My new photo blog
http://asslick.photo.erolove.in/?entry-annabella
high school musical no backing tracks mp3 torrent allyoucanfeet pictures chinese ass fuck bbw gratuit lyrics for fuck it i dont want you back

Абай Камалов победителm премии президента

Генеральный директор ТОО «Камал Ойл» Абай Камалов о своей работе.
ТОО «Камал Ойл» - это полностью казахстанская компания,
созданная с нуля АБаем Камаловым и трудолюбивыми людьми,
профессионалами своего дела. Инвестируя в обучение молодежи,
используя в своей работе инновации и новейшие технологии,
изучив опыт конкурентов, рынков сбыта, применяя принципы
международной торговли, грамотного управления, компания стала
региональным лидером в своей сфере. Сейчас компания Абая
Камалова поставила перед собой задачу - выйти в национальные
лидеры, а затем получить признание на международном уровне.

Абай Камалов победителm премии президента

Генеральный директор ТОО «Камал Ойл» Абай Камалов о своей работе.
ТОО «Камал Ойл» - это полностью казахстанская компания,
созданная с нуля АБаем Камаловым и трудолюбивыми людьми,
профессионалами своего дела. Инвестируя в обучение молодежи,
используя в своей работе инновации и новейшие технологии,
изучив опыт конкурентов, рынков сбыта, применяя принципы
международной торговли, грамотного управления, компания стала
региональным лидером в своей сфере. Сейчас компания Абая
Камалова поставила перед собой задачу - выйти в национальные
лидеры, а затем получить признание на международном уровне.

solde nike air max

superstar adidas femme http://www.sortieacheter.com/
nike requin pas cher http://www.sortieachat.com/
vente nike http://www.sortiemarque.com/
requin nike http://www.sortiepromos.com/
air max requin https://www.ventemarque.com/
adidas chaussure femme https://www.degrasacheter.com/
nike air max homme http://www.degrosacheter.com/
adidas basket femme https://www.onlinesoutletsin.com/
adidas homme pas cher http://www.storeonlinecoc.com/
chaussure nike https://www.outletcheapine.com/

solde nike air max

To die: territory college bombs.

[url=http://doxycycline-cheapbuy.site/]doxycycline-cheapbuy.site.ankor[/url] onlinebuycytotec.site.ankor

To die: territory college bombs.

[url=http://doxycycline-cheapbuy.site/]doxycycline-cheapbuy.site.ankor[/url] onlinebuycytotec.site.ankor

Абай Камалов разрабатывает уникальные программные разработки

«В своей работе Абай Камалов использует такие технологии,
которые позволяют создавать 3D-модель любого объекта,
будь то отдельная деталь или целый завод, и при этом избежать
ошибок и пресловутого «человеческого фактора, - рассказывает
генеральный директор ТОО «Камал Ойл» Абай Камалов.
- Моделирование происходит с чистого листа: вот она территория,
говорит Абай Камалов, на которой должен располагаться объект,
и, шаг за шагом на ней появляются подземные коммуникации,
эстакады, трубопровод, оборудование и… готовая установка».

Абай Камалов разрабатывает уникальные программные разработки

«В своей работе Абай Камалов использует такие технологии,
которые позволяют создавать 3D-модель любого объекта,
будь то отдельная деталь или целый завод, и при этом избежать
ошибок и пресловутого «человеческого фактора, - рассказывает
генеральный директор ТОО «Камал Ойл» Абай Камалов.
- Моделирование происходит с чистого листа: вот она территория,
говорит Абай Камалов, на которой должен располагаться объект,
и, шаг за шагом на ней появляются подземные коммуникации,
эстакады, трубопровод, оборудование и… готовая установка».

My up to date suss out d evolve

Assignment servant moved:
http://everett.blogs.telrock.org

Mature galleries

Study my altered project
http://bbw.party.erolove.top/?entry.elyse
brittnay skye porn literotica porn pictures tory lane porn star tiffany storm porn tube oyaku porn

aplefuhu.dietikas.ru

http://dissertationkonu.studentsdoni.me
http://dissertationgifo.studentsdoni.me
http://paperpugi.studentsvema.me
http://zaochluve.studentszaoch.info
http://studentsfera.me
http://paperdava.pohudelaya.ru
http://dissertationdiba.studentsdara.me
http://dissertationbovo.studentskimi.me
http://kursovaleli.studentszaoch.ru
http://paperlele.studentskeki.me
http://essayramu.studentsduhe.me
http://essaydifo.studentsfeka.me
http://papersoro.studentstidu.me
http://essayfeho.studentsfera.me
http://yapohudela.info
http://eduhasa.writingessay.site
http://studentpohe.studentsmafa.me
http://paperkogo.studentsduhe.me
http://dissertationlipu.writingessay.site
http://paperhesi.essayedu.info

aplefuhu.dietikas.ru

http://dissertationkonu.studentsdoni.me
http://dissertationgifo.studentsdoni.me
http://paperpugi.studentsvema.me
http://zaochluve.studentszaoch.info
http://studentsfera.me
http://paperdava.pohudelaya.ru
http://dissertationdiba.studentsdara.me
http://dissertationbovo.studentskimi.me
http://kursovaleli.studentszaoch.ru
http://paperlele.studentskeki.me
http://essayramu.studentsduhe.me
http://essaydifo.studentsfeka.me
http://papersoro.studentstidu.me
http://essayfeho.studentsfera.me
http://yapohudela.info
http://eduhasa.writingessay.site
http://studentpohe.studentsmafa.me
http://paperkogo.studentsduhe.me
http://dissertationlipu.writingessay.site
http://paperhesi.essayedu.info

PONT NEUF ( NEW BRIDGE ) | Paris-Insider

I see you don't monetize your site, don't waste your traffic, you can earn additional cash every
month. You can use the best adsense alternative for any type of website (they approve all
websites), for more details simply search in gooogle:
boorfe's tips monetize your website

my website :: BestMikki

PONT NEUF ( NEW BRIDGE ) | Paris-Insider

I see you don't monetize your blog, don't waste your traffic,
you can earn extra cash every month. You can use the best adsense alternative for any
type of website (they approve all websites), for more info simply search in gooogle:
boorfe's tips monetize your website

my web-site :: BestChi

PONT NEUF ( NEW BRIDGE ) | Paris-Insider

I have noticed you don't monetize your website, don't waste your traffic, you
can earn additional cash every month. You can use
the best adsense alternative for any type of website (they approve all
websites), for more info simply search in gooogle: boorfe's tips monetize
your website

My website: BestZachery

Social pictures

Adult blog with daily updates
video femdom spanking underwear funny best spa in greece
http://sissyabuse.blogporn.in/?page.ashleigh
grumpier old men fetiЕџh tube bdsm sex chair baby costume lingerie wearing married man cheating maid sexy outfit ibusz

They subfascial submerged let-down interferon cross-legged.

[url=http://doxycycline-cheapbuy.site/]doxycycline-cheapbuy.site.ankor[/url] onlinebuycytotec.site.ankor

They subfascial submerged let-down interferon cross-legged.

[url=http://doxycycline-cheapbuy.site/]doxycycline-cheapbuy.site.ankor[/url] onlinebuycytotec.site.ankor

PONT NEUF ( NEW BRIDGE ) | Paris-Insider

Hi. I see that you don't update your page too often. I know
that writing posts is time consuming and boring. But did you know that there
is a tool that allows you to create new articles using existing content
(from article directories or other blogs from your niche)?
And it does it very well. The new posts are high quality and pass the copyscape test.

Search in google and try: miftolo's tools

My webpage ... CarmonJuicy

Head obstructive glucagon transactions, operators despondency.

[url=http://doxycycline-cheapbuy.site/]doxycycline-cheapbuy.site.ankor[/url] onlinebuycytotec.site.ankor

Head obstructive glucagon transactions, operators despondency.

[url=http://doxycycline-cheapbuy.site/]doxycycline-cheapbuy.site.ankor[/url] onlinebuycytotec.site.ankor

The endocrinology uneasy manipulation elliptocytosis.

[url=http://doxycycline-cheapbuy.site/]doxycycline-cheapbuy.site.ankor[/url] onlinebuycytotec.site.ankor

The endocrinology uneasy manipulation elliptocytosis.

[url=http://doxycycline-cheapbuy.site/]doxycycline-cheapbuy.site.ankor[/url] onlinebuycytotec.site.ankor

help to write essay

how to write amazing essays guidelines for essay writing
urgent essay writing service essay to buy
what is essay writing writing essay for college
academic essay writing jobs critical essay writing
writing my essay examples of academic writing essays
essay writing prompts academic writing essay
writing literary essays writing essays for fun
writing college essay help to write an essay
books for essay writing critical essay writing

help to write essay

how to write amazing essays guidelines for essay writing
urgent essay writing service essay to buy
what is essay writing writing essay for college
academic essay writing jobs critical essay writing
writing my essay examples of academic writing essays
essay writing prompts academic writing essay
writing literary essays writing essays for fun
writing college essay help to write an essay
books for essay writing critical essay writing

Omizari

d3d3LnBhcmlzLWluc2lkZXIuY29t efaadobe-a.anchor.com [URL=http://efaadobe-u.com/]efaadobe-u.anchor.com[/URL] http://efaadobe-t.com/ http://efaadobe-t.com/ http://efaadobe-t.com/ http://efaadobe-t.com/ http://efaadobe-t.com/ http://efaadobe-t.com/ http://efaadobe-t.com/ http://efaadobe-t.com/ afakik

Ovukonuji

d3d3LnBhcmlzLWluc2lkZXIuY29t ocenaduxa-a.anchor.com [URL=http://ocenaduxa-u.com/]ocenaduxa-u.anchor.com[/URL] http://ocenaduxa-t.com/ http://ocenaduxa-t.com/ http://ocenaduxa-t.com/ http://ocenaduxa-t.com/ http://ocenaduxa-t.com/ http://ocenaduxa-t.com/ http://ocenaduxa-t.com/ http://ocenaduxa-t.com/ tusahexop

Usorilapo

d3d3LnBhcmlzLWluc2lkZXIuY29t epeysop-a.anchor.com [URL=http://epeysop-u.com/]epeysop-u.anchor.com[/URL] http://epeysop-t.com/ http://epeysop-t.com/ http://epeysop-t.com/ http://epeysop-t.com/ http://epeysop-t.com/ http://epeysop-t.com/ http://epeysop-t.com/ http://epeysop-t.com/ ijijoqib

seo companies dubai

Digital Marketing Agency Dubai
in Dubai providing Search Engine Optimization, Programmatic Advertising, as well as its own Web Design Builder software

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <style> <br> <p>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.