The love locks have left the Pont des Arts (see previous post here), new glass panels make it again possible to get an unobstructed view of the Seine. The city is now renewing a previous tradition to expose art on the “art bridge”. Under the title “La Passerelle Enchantée“ (The Enchanted Footbridge) there is at present a solo show of sculptures - by Daniel Hourdé - to be seen – until June 12.
I was there a few hours before the official opening and the installations were still in progress.
I returned the following day.
A lot of reflecting material is used.
The mayor runs a “Love Without Locks” campaign as too many monuments, bridges… continue to be covered, hidden… and here is another example - around the statue of Henry IV and the Pont Neuf, on the edge of the Ile de la Cité. I suppose that new glass panels are now needed here also.
From the Pont Neuf, the traditional view of the La Samaritaine building is different for still some time. Some maintenance work was ongoing on Paris’ oldest remaining bridge.