The river Seine in Paris is spanned by many stunningly beautiful bridges. This picture shows an example: a part of Pont Mirabeau, built between 1895 and 1897 after a design by Paul Rabel. The two piles represent boats and are decorated on either side with allegorical statues, by Jean Antoine Injalbert: “The city of Paris”, “Navigation”, “Abundance” and “Commerce”. This one is “Commerce”, holding rigging at the stern of an abundant boat. The bridge is referred to, among others, by George Brassens in his song “Les Ricochets”.