pont du gard

By Guillaume
Another shot of the Pont du Gard. Was doing a bit more research about it yesterday and found that it apparently is one of France's top five tourist attractions, with 1.4 million visitors each year. Not bad. I would have never guessed.

So it prompt the obvious question of what could the first four attractions be: Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Le Louvre and Versaille? But what about Mont St-Michel, Notre Dame, the Loire Chateaux, Cathedrale d'Amien, Cathedrale of Rouen etc... Oh well, statistics! We can't always rely on them, can we?

Tags: France General Bridge Architecture Pont Landscape and travel Vaucluse Gard

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Comments


10 Sep 2008 10:22AM
Nice composition and details. Interesting write up

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joolsb Plus
12 27.1k 38 Switzerland
10 Sep 2008 10:32AM
I'm not sure the foreground is interesting enough to merit the portrait-format approach. A more 'classical' horizontal format would bring in more of the bridge, but a good shot all the same.
10 Sep 2008 10:47AM
I sort of agree with joolsb but it does look like a lovely place.
I visited the pont du guard a few years ago as a tourist and I think you have done well here by photographing the bridge and river from this angle. If I could go back to France with my camera I'd revisit the gorge du verdun !Look forward to seeing more of your photos. Gillian
FredF Plus
10 1 France
10 Sep 2008 11:01AM
Nice shot with a good light. But may be to much foreground.

Fred
Wooly Plus
11 112 4 England
10 Sep 2008 11:28AM
Nice image.

4 out of 5 statistics are made up! Wink

Alan
10 Sep 2008 1:00PM
excellent shot but bit to much foreground
VintageRed Plus
11 15 1 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2008 4:00PM
I always liked Terry Pratchet's approach to statistics. Paraphrasing here - it's a million to one shot - but they happen nine times out of ten!

Nick
gary_d Plus
9 576 13 Wales
10 Sep 2008 7:47PM
You just can't please everyone, I like the foreground, very nice shot. - gary
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
11 Sep 2008 1:17PM
Interesting commentary to go with this excellent scene . xx
A Booth Plus
14 11 4 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2008 3:18PM
well lit and constructed composition, with interesting foreground.
14 Sep 2008 8:13PM
Superb composition and shot

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