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There are approximately 25,939 similar photos of Pont du Gard on Flickr, but after I made the effort to visit this wonderful historical site, I hope you'll excuse me if I post one more.

 

This bridge over the river Gard formed part of a Roman aqueduct that carried water 50km from Uzes to Nîmes. It's essentially preserved except for a few bricks from the top level at left that were removed for housing.

 

Although I spent a couple of hours at the site and photographed the bridge from every angle at every focal length with every filter (fortunately pixels are cheap), I somehow forgot to visit the viewpoint used by imapix in his most popular photo!

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Taken on May 23, 2012