April 27, 2015

BRIDGES OF PARIS by Michael Saint James

Description:  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.

My Thoughts on The Bridges of Paris by Michael Saint James

I am obsessed with Europe.  I haven't been (yet) but it's on my Absolutely Definitely Must Do List.  I have many locations I'd like to see and Paris is in my Top Five. 

I'm also a fan of gorgeous coffee table books and Michael Saint James' Bridges of Paris ticks both boxes. 

This book is a visual masterpiece.  The photographs, taken by Mr. Saint James, capture the beauty, the culture and the joie de vivre of Paris.  Readers are treated to stunning landscapes, tourists and locals, in daytime shots and electrifying evening shots. 

The luscious photography would be enough of a selling point for Bridges of Paris but Mr. Saint James has included history on each of the bridges featured in the book.  I had no idea Paris was littered with so many bridges -- and architecturally striking ones at that - -   so the information gave me a lot to chew on. 

Bridges of Paris is the perfect gift for the French lover in your life.  It has given me a new appreciation for France's capital city and stoked my desire to see this quintessential French city.

Bridges of Paris will be available for purchase at major booksellers and retailers on May 15, 2015.


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    FTC Disclosure: The review copy of this book was provided by the author for the book tour in exchange for a fair and honest review.  The provision of this book did not affect the outcome of my review.  I was neither paid nor compensated for this review.

With thanks to Laura Fabiani and iRead Book Tours for including me on this tour!

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