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Le Pont du Gard
Le Pont du Gard is the most remarkable stretch of
the aqueduct that supplied Roman Nīmes with water. Built around 19 B.C. to
span the Gardon River, it is incredibly well-preserved, especially
considering that it was constructed without mortar.
My mother and I hiked through the woods on both sides of the bridge to get the view from every angle. This picture was my best because the sun finally emerged from clouds and gave the bridge a golden gleam.
The following postcard provides a picture similar to the one above and also identifies the various parts of the bridge: arches, pillars, and the canal. I mailed it from Avignon shortly after visiting Le Pont du Gard. You can see that the card was mailed on October 9, and my father received it on October 15, 2001.
Our day at the Pont du Gard marked our last one in Provence. The next afternoon we headed west towards the Pyrenees and Spain, with the medieval city of Carcassonne as our destination.
Send questions and comments to Elise Allison.
This page was created for INLS 244: Digital Preservation and Access.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Last updated on April 4, 2004.