Sunday, May 06, 2018

Down to the river

After my early dinner on Friday, I took a walk down to the Seine. I knew that the city had closed a portion of the old expressway that runs along the river bank and turned it into a pedestrian park. So when I got there I didn't hesitate to walk down and join the crowd.

The cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris seen from the right bank, just before I went down to the river walk.

It was Friday evening and the weather was decent, so I wasn't surprised to see how many people were walking, jogging, biking, and just hanging out. There were musicians here and there, and a café or two offered drinks.

The is the ramp I walked down to get to the old expressway, now a riverside park.

The views, of course, are classic. Notre Dame, the Conciergerie, famous bridges, and the Eiffel Tower off in the distance. I saw the Bateau-bus (river boat transit) and tour boats going by. It was a nice walk, so brace yourselves for a few days of the photos I took along the way.


  1. The colors and the light in the top photo are so nostalgic - almost as if it was a colorized black & white. A classic view you have captured so well.

  2. Classic views and stunning photography. So glad the city reclaimed the riverside for the people.

  3. I love the light in your photos!

  4. glad they closed the street by the river.....glad u took pics as I have not seen yet in real life

  5. We walked along here more than once this summer... it is really bustling (especially with young people who look to be from all over the world) at 10 pm and later on a June night!

  6. I am fully braced, bring on more of your great photos!
    We will be enjoying pizza at Sant Antonio this summer, thanks to you.

  7. kiwi, the light was difficult that day with alternating dark clouds and patches of blue sky, but I got a few lucky shots.

    mitch, we'll see how permanent it is. The road surface is still there.

    gosia, I agree!

    anon, thank you!

    melinda, I think it's a good thing and it gives pedestrians a perspective they don't often get.

    judy, I'll bet!

    bettyann, I hope you like it!


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