Thursday, June 27, 2013

Garden Wall or Roman Aquaduct?

The good thing about using a GPS is it gets you close to where you wish to be when finding old things that are out in the middle of nowhere.  The bad thing about a GPS is it sometimes only gets you close, so you have to find a higher, clear spot to look for where you want to be.  So it was with the Roman Aquaduct near Luynes.  Fortunately, aquaducts are tall things, so they show up in the middle of crop fields.

Built about 200, there are 14 arches still standing.

A bit of height comparison, I'm 5'7".

The landowners sited their house so the aquaduct could be used as the garden wall.    On the other end of the house, the aquaduct is one side of the barn yard.

The aquaduct is now a protected ancient monument.  The locals have built a parking area, complete with sign and garden bench just across the road.  Bill sent a message to Garmin with the correct coordinates, so their newer maps will get you to the right place.

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