Pont du Gard (A Photo Blog)

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Near the town of Nimes, and built either in the last century BCE or the first century CE, the aqueduct and bridge known as the Pont du Gard may be the best remaining example of the genius that was Roman engineering.

 


 


 


 


 


 

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    • Turkana on June 23, 2009 at 12:01 am
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  1. You making me homesick. Made the tour one summer, long time ago, Nimes, Le Baux, Arles. The whole nine yards. I lived in Istre, our house was up on a hill over looking the Etang de Berre. I swam there every morning. It was paradise!

    Thanks for the memories!

    • RUKind on June 23, 2009 at 5:16 am

    I can’t imagine how important it will be two eons from now.

  2. I love your photo-essays.

    This was particularly surprising to me.

    I had never imagined the massive scale of the constructions.

    Is there mortar in the joints, or is it built rock against rock?

  3. has always intrigued me.As a student of art history I mainly saw it in paintings that were generated in the Renaissance, which was a flashback to this. This is geometry and art with added public works. Thanks these are great pics.

     

    • TMC on June 23, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    when I get back in late summer.  

  4. Seeing this awesome architecture practically leaves one sitting with a wide-open gaping mouth — the work is wondrous and majestic.  Thank goodness, these structures have been left still standing today, so that we might stand in awe of them.

    So enjoying this series of yours!

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