Thursday, January 27, 2011

Pont du Gard

Arches 43 x 33 cm (n/a)
Yes, this is the place of the "Riverbank" from the previous posting. Pont du Gard  in Provence,  is the largest preserved ancient roman bridge. It was part of a 50 km long aqueduct, which used to carry water to the city of Nimes. Right above the lowest level of arches is the bridge for crossing. The water was flowing in a closed channel above the top (third) row of arches. Luckily, only a small part of it was destroyed in the middle ages, when most ancient buildings were used as sources of building materials.

4 comments:

Judy said...

Hi Blaga!
Your water is great! What a good idea to use your holiday pictures.

Blaga said...

Thank you Judy, for visiting and for the encouragement. I’m also glad with the way this scene turned out.
Yes, sunny vacation photos like this one help me cope with the long and cold winter months here in Canada.

Yves said...

Beautiful Pont du Gard, I know this site, you made very well the atmosphere of the place and reflections in the Gardon are very successful.

Blaga said...

Thank you, Yves, I appreciate your comments.