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Roman Aqueducts

Post  sil on Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:02 am



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Post  sil on Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:06 am

Glad you like them. I've been looking for photographs that show the magic hehe

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Post  Constance on Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:22 am

Truly amazing. I know the bridge at Avignon, but these are even more impressive. Thanks for posting.

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Post  sil on Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:55 am

Herod’s Aqueduct, Caesarea, Israel












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Post  sil on Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:31 pm

Aqueduct de les Ferreres (aka Devil's Bridge), Tarragona, Spain










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Post  sil on Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:53 pm

Really? I'd love to see it (this work of compilation of aqueduct photos is making me want to see them all hehe).
Did you walk by its canal?

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Post  sil on Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:16 am

Valens Aqueduct (Bozdogan Kemeri), Istanbul, Turkey








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Post  sil on Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:40 am

Pont du Gard, Nimes, France












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Post  sil on Tue May 17, 2011 3:32 am

Last friday night they were rehearsing a light spectacle over the aqueduct of Segovia. It was an animation about its legend. I liked it because I saw it in a very different way: the place had the lights off and the aqueduct was illuminated.

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Post  Guest on Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:55 am

silviando wrote:The Aqueduct of Segovia, Spain

... and sheeps


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Post  Guest on Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:22 am

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Post  Guest on Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:54 am

Some more pics












... now I can sleep

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Post  eddie on Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:52 am

Fantastic pix. Thanks for posting.

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Post  Guest on Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:32 am

Smile

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Post  eddie on Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:36 pm

silviando wrote:It has 162 arches and it was built of granite blocks without using mortar.

No mortar? That's astonishing. How was that possible? Does that technology still exist today?

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Post  Guest on Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:33 pm

They built it by stacking the blocks of stone... as you can guess

I think they are 166 or 167 arches, not 162...

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Post  Guest on Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:39 pm

"It is completely built in opus quadratum, large blocks of granite without the use of cement. This method of construction is probably imposed by the lack of limestone to make cement in this part of castille, but helped to preserve the building by making the bridge flexible to survive small earthquakes, settling and small motions due to wind and temperature gradients."

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