In Australia, we consider a building to be ‘old’ if it was constructed 200 years ago. In France, this age is considered to be a rather ‘new’ construction and not really anything special.
However, even the French consider the archway in the photo below to be extra special. You see, it is part of the Pont du Gard (the Gard river bridge) and those big stones were put there about 40AD. This bridge is nearly 2000 years old! It was built by the Romans for a special purpose which will be the topic of a later post.
I have a fascination for very old human-made constructions. Those that have ‘seen’ people of many generations and nationalities, nice behaviours and not so nice, so many different and diverse customs. For this reason, I thought it was a nice idea to lean my touring bike against this very old wall, so that my bike and I are now also part of what this old bridge has ‘seen’ during its incredible lifetime – part of its extensive story.
What is the oldest place you have ever parked your bike/car? Was it special for you too?