le Pont du Gard

Pont du gard
The impressive ‘Gard Bridge’ is about 50 kilometers (30 miles) long and was build by the Romans to transport water from a fresh water spring in Uzès to the city Nîmes.

pontdugard 01pontdugard08The river you can see in the picture above is the “Gard”, it originates in Cévennes and mouths into the “Rhône” river.

pontdugard 04 pontdugard 03On the left bank of the rivers you can spot three enormous olive trees with a great history. They have been planted in the year 908 in Spain, in 1985 the three olive trees have been moved to continue their story with a view on the Pont du Gard.

pontdugard 07 pontdugard 061985 is also the year that the bridge has been added to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites.

pontdugard 09Before visiting I never noticed it was on our 5€ bills all along!

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8 thoughts on “le Pont du Gard

      • I wish you best luck for this! My advice: go to Ebay and look for Tamron 11-18mm or 10-24mm or the Sigma 10-20mm lenses, maybe you´re lucky and find an affordable one. The Tamron 11-18mm is really good, I love it, and I think it´s all one needs when it comes to non-professional wide-angle photography (for architecture you need to deal with some distortions, but no problem for Photoshop & Co.). :-)

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