Saturday, October 27, 2012

Pont du Gard

Today the hubs and I went on a date to Pont du Gard; a Roman aqueduct-bridge nearly 2,000 yrs old. Only a quick 25 minute drive to the town Vers-Pont-du-Gard.  It was a spectacular sight to see being one of the oldest and best preserved aqueducts in the world. It may have been one of the oldest pieces of architecture Ryan and I have seen in our travels thus far. 

The bridge is constructed of limestone and mainly held together by the weight of gravity. Its main purpose was to carry water from the springs of Uzes to the baths, fountains and private homes of Nimes. Being one of France's top 5 tourist places, we highly recommend a quick visit!

Tomorrow marks the beginning of my 20th week! Halfway there!

So handsome:)

Just a pretty olive tree:)

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