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  • Writer's pictureLindsey Hansen

Virtual Visit: Bridges of Paris, Part 1: Pont Neuf

Updated: Sep 22, 2020

This week, in both my regular Instagram posts and these virtual visits, we'll spend some time exploring the history of water in Paris (a theme that developed out of some recent reflection on issues of sanitation, public health, and Earth Day). We'll focus on a number of different water-related themes throughout the week, including bridges, water fountains, and even artificial lakes located throughout the city. But today, we'll start with a discussion of the oldest extant bridge in Paris: the Pont Neuf.

The usual reminder: the primary venue for this content is the stories feature on my Instagram page. All of the virtual visits will be saved in my story highlights. The purpose of the blog posts is to allow a greater audience (especially those without social media accounts) to benefit from the same content.

Now, let's get to looking at some bridges.

That's it for today -- a brief look at an old bridge with a long history. Tune back in on Wednesday, when we'll look at another of Paris' most famous bridges: the Pont des Arts.

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