Alexander III bridge

Parisians crossing the Seine via the Alexander III bridge admit they may be too busy to appreciate design flourishes such as the four hammered copper nymphs (two per side) ornamenting the celebrated bridge. A bridge nymph gets the star treatment in Nathalie Prébende’s photo. As her harmonious composition suggests, the bridge and the Grand Palais exhibition hall (on the right bank) were made for each other: both art nouveau structures commissioned and built for the 1900 Exposition Universelle.