Monday, 13 February 2012

Bridge Spotting Bozo

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Bridge Spotting Bozo, originally uploaded by Paris Set Me Free.
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Just been watching an impressive documentary on the construction of the Panama Canal, the incredible feat of engineering it represented at that time, and the shocking number of innocent lives which were lost in its realisation.

Wandering around the city, I'm often struck by the immensity an impressiveness of the structures which surround us. I suppose that in terms of time taken and lives lost, something as relatively modest as the Pont de Bercy must rate lower down the list of major human achievements. Having said that though, admiring this superb double decker bridge, with vehicles below and metros above, I can't help smiling in admiration.

Just down the road I also enjoy watching line 5 metros burst out of the wall of Austerlitz station straight onto the Viaduc d'Austerlitz which takes them across the Seine to the right bank, without a road underneath this time.

For a third example of such a phenomenon, I can't recommend the Pont de Bir-Hakeim highly enough. Another double-decker, this one is even more pleasing than the Pont de Bercy, backdropped as it is by the Eiffel Tower, possessing its own island hop-off, and being swallowed up mysteriously by a couple of beautiful classical Parisian apartment buildings as it flies into the 16th arrondissement at a rate of knots.

Is bridge-spotting more or less nerdy than train-spotting, I wonder? A swear I don't own an anorak though. Well, not one with a hood and everything. Not yet.

And why not...
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