Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Seine River









The Seine (pronounced [sɛn] in French) is a slow flowing major river and commercial waterway within the regions of Île-de-France and Haute-Normandie in France and famous as a romantic backdrop in photographs of Paris, France. It is also a tourist attraction, with excursion boats offering sightseeing tours of the Rive Droite and Rive Gauche within the city of Paris. It terminates in the Bay of the Seine region of the English Channel and is navigable by oceanic transports about ten percent of its length to Rouen, 120 km (75 miles) from the sea, whereas over sixty percent of its length from Burgundy near the Swiss Alps is negotiable by commercial riverboats and nearly its whole length is available for recreational boating.


There are over three dozen bridges over the River Seine just within Paris and dozens more spanning the river outside of the city. Examples in Paris include the Pont Louis-Philippe and Pont Neuf, the latter which dates back to 1607. Outside of the city, examples include the Pont de Normandie, one of the longest cable-stayed bridges in the world, which links Le Havre to Honfleur. (Wikipedia)


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Photo taken at the bridge over Seine River, Paris, France
Saturday, June 28th, 2008

2 comments:

  1. keren banget mbak...
    moga2 suatu hari nanti..aku bisa ke Jerman juga..
    hehehe..skrg sih masih sebatas mimpi

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  2. terimakasih Azmi..
    tapi ini bukan Jerman loh, ini Perancis

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