Should the Pont d'Alma bridge be renamed the Princess Diana Memorial Bridge in honour of it's royal victim?
Two years from now this summer will mark the twentieth anniversary of Princess Diana's death in the underpass of the Pont d'Alma bridge in Paris. Would it nt be a fitting tribute to HRH to rename the bridge in her honour? I call on our MPs and other government officials to make it happen! She may be dead,...
No. Her death was an unfortunate accident, but the bridge's name should stay as it is. It's a French bridge, and calling it after an English woman who happened to die there woukd make no sense.
You can try, but the idea will never be popular. The decision, of course, would lie with French authorities, not British.
It is no less appropriate than the Harold Holt swimming pool in Melbourne.
Paris will do what they like, nothing to do with anyone else,and why call the place where she died after her, that is disgusting, just let the poor woman rest in peace.
The Princess Diana Memorial Suite at the #Ploughing17
It's just a bridge but it was a cool bridge ! #scotland #instagood @ Connel Bridge
#bridge #Lyon @mikaromaniello #traveltuesday @ Pont Lafayette
I'm getting sick of the new bridge already. It's a bridge ffs, a bridge #Scotland #QueensferryCrossing
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We did not want to do anything of the sort, we merely wanted to "do"
the town, to see the tomb of Pope Jean XXII. in the cathedral, to
walk, if possible, upon the part left standing of St. Benezet's old
Pont d'Avignon, a memory which was burned into our minds since our
schooldays, when we played and sang the French version of "London
Bridge is falling down"--"_Sur le pont d'Avignon._"
[Illustration: LONDON BRIDGE, LONDON, ENGLAND.--Centuries ago the
Saxons and Romans erected various wooden bridges over the Thames,
on the site of the present London Bridge; but they were all carried
away by floods, or destroyed by fire. This bridge was begun in
1825 and completed in 1831 at a cost of $10,000,000. The bridge,
928 feet long and 54 feet wide, is borne by five granite arches,
that in the centre having a span of 152 feet. The lamp-posts on
the bridge are cast of the metal of French cannons captured in
the Peninsular War. About 15,000 vehicles and 100,000 pedestrians
cross the bridge daily.]