Dreams feel real while we're in them. It's only when we wake up that we realize something was actually strange. Inception
The Pont de Bir-Hakeim in Paris. If it looks familiar, it may be because you recently watched the movie Inception, in which it has a cameo role. The bridge itself is built of steel and is just over 100 years old (1903-1905). But all that you can find on Wikipedia. It is a remarkable bridge to walk across and it really looks just like this at night. Bicyclists come zooming down this little highway between the pillars and halfway across the bridge is a statue commemorating the battle of Bir Hakeim, which has a remarkable view of the Eiffel Tower.
I found this bridge sort of by accident. I mean, I knew it was there. The Metro runs across the top of it and I had crossed it several times in that fashion. Nothing from a distance though really engaged my interest enough to walk across it. And then one night I was out on my own doing a several mile long loop around the city and this bridge offered the shortest route back to the apartment, according to my map. So I angled my way through the streets toward it, shuffling through piles of leaves and under-highway tunnels as I went. And then I climbed the steps up to the lower deck here and this was the first thing I saw. Thankfully I had the Hasselblad with me, as this was a photo meant to be done on that camera. I had to time my exposures to not get run over by a bicyclist and overall took much longer getting across this bridge than I had anticipated. Of course, I had to come back during the day and make further images of this bridge.
My favorite bridge in Paris? Almost, but not quite. I think that would still be the Pont Neuf, but perhaps just because I am so easily moved by history and age. ;-)