"Left Bank from Pont Alexandre III"
by Paul Roark

This Art Nouveau lamp is on Pont Alexandre III, which is considered the most ornate bridge that spans the Seine. Opened in 1900, it was named after Tsar Alexander III, who had concluded the Franco-Russian Alliance in 1892. This view looks west into a sunset, with the Eiffel Tower and Left Bank on the left. Unlike Pont des Invalides, which is the next bridge west, Alexandre III spans the Seine with a single steel arch.

This image was captured with a Leica M9 and Zeiss 35mm lens. Two frames were used, one focused on the lamp and one at the infinity stop.

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