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Bridges of Paris Book Review and Tour

Posted by on April 19, 2015

Disclosure: I received the book for review purposes.  All opinions are my own. May include affiliate links. 

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As a photo lover, but also a lover of Bridges, when I first heard of “Bridges of Paris,”I couldn’t wait to read through this book and dive right in.  But, at first glimpse, it’s the pictures that absolutely captivate you.

And who knew there were so many bridges ALL around Paris.  The more I read through, the more pictures I saw of bridges across Paris, a city I’ve been in love with since my sophomore year of high school.

But what truly fascinated me the most about this book was how much information was shared about the bridges, and the history that came with them.  The author, Michael Saint James, shared a ton of information.

If you’re looking for a great coffee table book for conversations or for people to page through, I highly recommend, “Bridges of Paris.”  I also recommend this as a gift for anyone who loves photography, the city of Paris, or Bridges.  It really hits all types of people.

About the Book: Bridges of Paris is a large-format coffee-table book, with over 350 original color photographs, which casts new illumination on the City of Light. The 37 bridges over the Seine River emerge as beautiful, historic destinations rather than unnoticed thoroughfares. The book features stunning portraits of each bridge as well as intimate riverside moments. Once you’ve experienced this river tour, you will never see Paris the same way again.

Living as a Parisian for a year, author Michael Saint James left his American lifestyle and spent his days and nights capturing images from over, on, beside and under the bridges of Paris. With over 30 years experience as a photographer, educator and world traveler, Michael immersed himself in French culture to search out his authentic artist self. The result is a visual treasure to share with everyone.

This book has truly given me an entirely new perspective on bridges, but also has encouraged me to get out and begin capturing them myself.  Bridges are a favorite item of mine to also photograph, and seeing that Michael Saint James, has created a beautiful book out of it has inspired me in an entirely new way.

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