The Pont Alexandre III is one of the most emblematic bridges in Paris because of its architecture and location. Pont Alexandre III connects les Invalides on the Left Bank to the Grand Palais and Petit Palais on the Right Bank. The single long, low arch of the bridge, with its Beaux Arts and Art Nouveau décor, exemplifies the Parisian Belle Époque (“Beautiful Era”) of 1871 to 1914
At its four extremities are huge 17 metre-high pylons crowned with gilt bronze sculptures of winged horses representing the Arts, Sciences, Commerce and Industry.
As we are travelling a bit, let’s take some music with us. This is an Aussie band called Fraternity. You may recognised the singer playing the recorder. It’s Bon Scott, the lead singer of ACDC when they first started out, before his time in ACDC.
Jude asked that “It’s easy to find shades of green in nature, but what else can you discover?” So my quest is to find a few things that aren’t nature. Should I struggle? What do you think? This post will be a little green.
Here is a song that I have loved since I first heard it. An Australian group of schoolkids, King Fox, won a Battle of the Bands doing a version of this song.
OK….now onto my Knight of the Rooves Always there, brandishing his fearful very spikey whatsit guarding the roof tops of Paris. Sir Tuyau de Cheminée has many other guards ready to go at the first sign of trouble.
All lined up, their steely gaze seems to just drift over your head. You decide to go remembering what has been said turn to loook one more time One day things will get hot around here