Sunday, April 15, 2007

Roman ways are always there !!


After Montgiscard, the Roman way crosses the former marshy valley of Hers on small bridges or culverts ("pountils") until Baziège.

"Pountils" is the occitan word for "ponceau" in french or culvert in English.
It's fantastic to know that you are walking on the same road as Romans 20 centuries ago.


6 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Yes, it is fantastic that you are able to walk on Roman roads. I think it is a wonder. You photographed it very well and the only thing that came to mind is how far down the original culvert is. That accumulation represents the "time" that has passed since it was first created.

Abraham Lincoln

M.Benaut said...

Have you seen the elephants of M. Hannibal walk across this bridge yet?

Vous avez vu les éléphants de M. Hannibal marchent à travers cette passerelle encore ?

Ackworth Born said...

Bridges evoke a lot of feeling.

This one was many depths.

pab said...

Seuls quelques kangourous !
Only some kangaroos !

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

Abraham is in right. Sometime we are lucky without feeling to be

Nathalie said...

Oui, c'est génial, et c'est tout ce qu'on n'aura jamais en Australie (ou alors dans deux mille ans ???)

Bienvenue dans le cercle des DP !