Pont du Gard, Roman aqueduct bridge from the 1st century A.D.

Between being rather busy at work this week — and also suffering a bout of writer’s block — I’m going to let another photo do the talking today. This one was taken in 2003 at Pont du Gard in the south of France.

Pont du Gard, France

It was a mostly cloudy day in January when this photo of Pont du Gard was taken. Since the colors don’t really stand out, I threw a black-and-white filter on the image. That’s the extent of my artistic ability.

Pont du Gard is an impressive, well preserved Roman aqueduct bridge. It was built in the first century A.D. to supply fresh water to nearby Nîmes. It continued to be used as a toll bridge for travelers for many centuries after the aqueduct fell into disrepair. It’s now preserved as a tourist attraction.

It took me almost half a year to visit Pont du Gard, even though I lived only about an hour’s drive away in Montpellier. It’s amazing to think I could have missed this.

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