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Pont du Gard, France

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 8 September 2015 in Architecture and Portfolio.

A photo taken at dusk of the amazing aqueduct called the Pont du Gard which was built by the Romans about 2,000 years ago to carry water across the River Gardon.

It's part of a 50km long aqueduct that they built to transport water to the city of Nimes.

I was astounded at the accuracy of construction that the Romans managed to achieve when building the Pont du Gard - the water flows by gravity in the aqueduct and the top of the 3 tiers of arches is built to a fall of just 1 in 3,000 which equates to a fall of just 1 inch over its length.

The aqueduct used to supply 200,000 cubic metres a day of water to the city.

NIKON D800 60 seconds F/16.0 ISO 100 16 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Babzy from Besançon, France

A beautiful place ;) love the light here !

8 Sep 2015 6:56am

@Babzy: Thanks Babzy!

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece


8 Sep 2015 6:58am

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Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Superbe!! j'adore tes photos! Les cadrages sont toujours tip top!! 5*

8 Sep 2015 7:50am

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~~~Ann~~~ from Nelson, New Zealand

beautiful in b&w!

8 Sep 2015 9:50am

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Batisse from Ambert, France

Image très "soignée"

8 Sep 2015 12:19pm

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Marcel P. from Wallonie Picarde, Belgium

je connais l'endroit, mais une photo hors convention, très bien réussie !

8 Sep 2015 1:16pm

@Marcel P.: Thanks Marcel!

Anita B from Redon, France

Oh ! magnifique ce N&B. Contraste et force !

8 Sep 2015 3:01pm

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Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Thanks to the low shutter speed, the small river Gard looks like a huge and (very) calm river.
Beautiful !

8 Sep 2015 3:06pm

@Gérard Beullac: Thanks Gérard!

Robert D. Burr from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Beautiful image with great tonality.

8 Sep 2015 3:19pm

@Robert D. Burr: Thanks Robert!

Gary from The Southwest Deserts, United States

Wonderfully captured!

8 Sep 2015 8:59pm

@Gary: Thanks Gary!

L'Angevine from Angers, France


9 Sep 2015 7:48am

@L'Angevine: Thanks L'Angevine!

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Amazing architecture. Great, classic shot. Very nice in B&W.

10 Sep 2015 7:13pm

60 seconds
ISO 100
16 mm (35mm equiv.)