Monday, November 30, 2015

Pont de Bir-Hakeim



Pont de Bir-Hakeim


Built between 1903 and 1905 this steel bridge has two levels,
 the lower one for vehicles and pedestrians, 
and the upper level (the viaduct) supports Métro Line 6.


The iron sculpture framed by the yellow poplar leaves
is one of four on the main arches of the bridge.  
This one was designed by Jules-Felix Coutan and represents Labor.


This was my first visit to Pont de Bir-Hakeim,
and I will share more photos with you soon.


(Joyeux Anniversaire, Renée!)

Pont de Bir-Hakeim
entre 75016 et 75015, Paris

5 comments:

The Greenockian said...

I love that sculpture - fantastic!

Andy said...

Best viewed at full size that is one amazing sculpture.

Joe said...

Love the framing on this one Genie. Great composition.

Danar O said...

The "movement" of the metal sculpture surprises me. Almost can hear those hammers. I like the contrast among the gray solidness of the bridge and the yellow lightness of leaves. The living Seine...
Thank you Genie, your comment is very good. You are an artist and a Paris expert.

William Kendall said...

Great detail on the sculpture!