Cartesian logic

by Stefan Fletcher July. 04, 2014 2862 views

You'll be happy to note that this post is thankfully free of padlocks and knickers.

Those of us labouring under the heavy, heavy burden of not being Parisian may find the following information whimsical, or at least amusing.

The oldest extant bridge across the Seine in Paris is called, of course, the “new bridge” (le Pont Neuf, which you can see in this picture).

Any guesses why?

That Descartes bloke has a lot to answer for.

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Vivienne Albiston 6 years, 10 months ago

oh`s not I think therefore I am..or have I got the wrong philosopher..x viv

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Ricardo 6 years, 10 months ago

I can't quite figure out, but maybe because ''the old bridge'' is still standing out?

nevertheless I do think the pano is amazing, and I love the colors! honest!

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Moira 6 years, 10 months ago

..... beacuse the "old" bridge is still standing???
Great dusk(?) capture.

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Louise Hayes 6 years, 10 months ago

If someone deems it the new bridge, the name sticks! Apart from that, this is absolutely beautiful and no wonder Paris is the city of love Stefan!

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Ann Garratty 6 years, 10 months ago

I guess it must have been the new bridge at some point, and the name just stuck!... is it as easy as that? What ever the reason, it makes a particularly beautiful photograph!

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Sadhya Rippon 6 years, 10 months ago

No, I can't guess why. I'm sure you have some good ideas.

The setting for a great movie - Les Amants du Pont Neuf - directed by Leos Carax and featuring the excellent Denis Lavant and Juliette Binoche.
Your lovely shot makes me want to revisit Paris (or at least re hire the movie).

6 years, 10 months ago Edited