Pont du Gard, Provence

Click to see ‘Pont du Gard, Provence’ in a variety of different sizesThe Pont du Gard, Provence makes for an impressive 50,000 tonnes of stone, stacked 48 metres high over the River Gardon over fourteen years from AD38 by at least a thousand men.

Yet what impressed me most, after climbing up the aqueduct, was the discovery that the Romans fed the Pont du Gard with the narrow trough on the left. The more substantial tunnel on the right was constructed in 1865.

This posted via mobile via Flickr. Click the pic to see it large (there’s an ‘all-sizes’ tab for really large).

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