Many eon's ago I skated this spot in the Paris Museum of Modern Art and is a famous spot for skateboarders from all over the globe - was nice to ride past and notice it!
Ahh... there she is, the Eiffel Tower or 'Iron Lady' as the French call her! constructed from 1887 to 1889 as the centerpiece of the 1889 World's Fair, I had planned to come to this spot the previous year while passing through Paris on my way back from Switzerland but I never got the time and now here I am with my bicycle to explore at my own pace - bliss!
It's not everyday you see such a exquisite structure!
The famous 'Pont de Bir Hakeim' metro/walkway bridge c.1905
The wrought iron work of the Pont de Bir Hakeim is simply outstanding - I love these sculptures made by Gustave Michel above the foundation blocks!
The central arch of Pont de Bir Hakeim
The metro crosses above this beautiful iron viaduct giving passengers a wonderful view of the Eiffel Tower
The Monument de la France Renaissante which sits just in front of the central arch of Pont de Bir Hakeim
What a great place to ride your bicycle along!
The Eiffel Tower view from here is one of the very best!
Classic Parisian street signs
Using my compact travel cameras digital zoom I get a close-up of the bottom of the Eiffel Tower's wrought-iron lattice structure
Another iconic spot in Paris, the 'Place du Trocadéro' - of all the famous and infamous people who have stood at this spot, now my bicycle joins the ranks!
A classic Art Deco 'Val d’Osne' designed Metro sign of the 1930s
Monument a Mickiewicz - Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz statue
One of the Gilded Fames sculptures on the socle counterweights that help stabilize the Pont Alexandre III bridge
Close-up of the socle counterweight in the previous photo
One of the walkway sides of the nymph reliefs that are at the centres of the arches of the Pont Alexandre III bridge
One of the exquisite light fittings on the the Pont Alexandre III bridge
A surprise find in the grounds of the Petite Palais Art Museum, this statue of Winston Churchill was commissioned in 1998 five years after a statue of Charles de Gaulle was unveiled in London and is on 'Avenue Winston-Churchill'
The wonderful building of the Petit Palais Art Museum which was built as part of the Exposition Universelle of 1900
The grand entrance of the Petit Palais which was built by Charles Girault - if you've ever played the computer game 'Skyrim' you can see the similarities of the golden gates with the Elven architecture in the game!
Directly opposite the Petit Palais you are equally treated to another eyeball feast, the Grand Palais! a exhibition hall & museum and again this was built as part of the Exposition Universelle of 1900
Jeff Koons' 'Bouquet of Tulips' which honours the victims of the Paris terror attacks that took place in France in 2015 and 2016
The 'Fontaine de Diane' in the Champs Elysées gardens
Lovely little, very French, kiosk in the Champs Elysées gardens
Another snacks kiosk in the Champs Elysées gardens
Viewing the Arc de Triomphe from the Place de la Concorde
The 'Luxor Obelisk' in the Place de la Concorde. This 3,300-year-old ancient Egyptian obelisk once marked the entrance to the Luxor Temple and was given to the French Government in the 19th century
The Fountain of River Commerce, one of the two Fontaines de la Concorde (1840)
The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel in the grounds of the Louvre Museum
My bicycle meets the iconic Louvre Pyramid!
The Louvre Pyramid (Pyramide du Louvre) in the grounds of the Louvre Museum, completed in 1988 and designed by Chinese-American architect I. M. Pei
These avant-garde entryways to the Paris Metro where designed by French architect Hector Guimard at the turn of the 20th century, and serve as a fitting goodbye to my day trip to beautiful Paris!
Up the Seine without a Paddle 4K (click on the picture to play)