Paris, France - Love In The Air @Ponts des Arts

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The Pont des Arts or Passerelle des Arts is a pedestrian bridge in Paris which crosses the Seine River. It links the Institut de France and the central square (cour carrée) of the palais du Louvre.

Between 1802 and 1804, a nine-arch metallic bridge for pedestrians was constructed at the location of the present day Pont des Arts: this was the first metal bridge in Paris. This innovation was due to Napoléon I, following a design of English manufacture.

The bridge has sometimes served as a place for art exhibitions, and is today a studio en plein air for painters, artists and photographers who are drawn to its unique point of view. The Pont des Arts is also frequently a spot for picnics during the summer.

Nowadays the bridge has become a hotspot for couples who attach a padlock to the railing and throw the key into the river below.

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  1. purpleflames 30 months ago | reply

    Amazing David!
    Love the couple kissing in an amazing environment!
    Great composition!

  2. foto G.HAAS 30 months ago | reply

    Romantisch schön!

  3. come_wat_may 30 months ago | reply

    Amazing shot! Love this!

  4. pardalite 30 months ago | reply

    Beautiful light and perspective...and romantic!

    Thanks for your visit:)

  5. -eLo- 365 30 months ago | reply

    This is wonderful, the human element makes it just perfect!

  6. Yuki1683 30 months ago | reply

    Wonderful shot.
    Nice mood and great light.

  7. Theophilos 30 months ago | reply

    Wonderful shot!

  8. bubllgum 30 months ago | reply

    Wonderful!!!

  9. sognatore58 29 months ago | reply

    Stratospheric !!!!!!! How wonderful !!!!!!! greetings from sognatore

  10. ~Stacey B~ 29 months ago | reply

    Beautiful shot!

  11. Blue Celt 29 months ago | reply

    Paris , le pont des Arts ...

  12. Jack Andreasen 28 months ago | reply

    This is beautiful David!

  13. PKJones 28 months ago | reply

    Lovely capture!

  14. rogerio pires. 24 months ago | reply

    Bonjour, je suis administrateur du groupe Paris - best of (www.flickr.com/groups/paris-best_of/), et nous aimerions beaucoup que vous ajoutiez ceci à notre groupe!

  15. sukette 21 months ago | reply

    oh! le pont des arts j'y est de très beau souvenirs.... il y'a de l'amour qui se dégage de cette photo, très romantique ^^

  16. KWOTATECK 14 months ago | reply

    Check out this beautiful Rose drawing here: youtu.be/DNuu23agVW4

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