Our good friend Nelson C., sent us a wonderful gift, our very first postcard from PARIS, FRANCE! This postcard is as artistic as the person who sent it ;-) Thank so very much for searching so hard for the other postcards I am sure someday it will turn up.This postcard shows the famous Le Pont Alexandre III. Built in 1900 for the Universal Exhibition, the Pont Alexandre-III takes its name from the Russian emperor who laid the first stone. It's a magnificent example of art nouveau style decorated with nymphs, cherubs and other sea monsters. The four golden statues depict Art, Commerce, Industry and the Sciences. At the time of its construction, the authorities would not allow the ornamentation to obscure the view of the Champs-Élysees or the Invalides - happily for us the view is still wonderful! This superb example of 19th-century engineering crosses the Seine between the Invalides and the Grand Palais. It is definitely one of the most beautiful bridges in Paris. Be well good friend and safe travels.