Pont Marie in Paris by Photojournalist Clay McLachlan

Pont Marie in Paris by Photojournalist Clay McLachlan

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Pont Marie. Photo: Clay McLachlan 2011

Pont Marie

The Pont Marie crosses over the Seine from between the Right Bank and the Île Saint-Louis in Paris.

From this bridge you can see past the Île Saint-Louis all the way to the Left Bank and the dominating view of La Tour d’Argent. It’s a great walk: you can stop for a boule (or two!) of Berthillon ice cream and continue your promenade to the next bridge, where you can stare at Notre-Dame on the Île de la Cité.

And when you get tired of these spectacular views you can stop and sit on a bench to marvel at your good fortune to be exactly where you are in that moment.

Technical Details: iPhone 3Gs, Hipstamatic app, John S lens, Ina’s 1969 film.

Clay McLachlan is a Paris-based photojournalist with an international clientele—more about Clay at his website. He shares a slice of life in France and beyond in a photo published in Sunday editions of BonjourParis.

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