Pont Valentré in Cahors

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This famous towered bridge is in Cahors, well-known for its rich, dark-red wines.


GRUMPY - May 19, 2008 04:51 PM EDT
Imposing fortress, Valentré bridge was never attacked nor by the English during the Hundred Years War or by Henri de Navarre who besieged Cahors in 1580. Trois tours à mâchicoulis et des parapets crénelés avec avant-becs aigus, caractérisent cet ouvrage typique de l'art militaire du Moyen Age. Three towers and parapets machicolation jagged edges with avant-beaks acute characterize this structure typical of the military art of the Middle Ages. Sept arches ogivales effilées fendent les flots du LOT sur lequel il est érigé et supportent les 3 tours de 40 mètres de hauteur. Sept ogival arches tapered split the waves of LOT on which it is built and bearing the 3 towers 40 meters high. in other words wonderfull mate (sorry about snippet)
sgbrown - May 16, 2008 08:31 AM EDT
Yes, you should try the wine from Cahors! Although some is not that good, if you can find a good quality one it'll knock your socks off!
Jas - May 15, 2008 05:55 PM EDT
Lots going on in this photo'; the moving water, dramatic clouds and wonderful curves and lines in the bridge. I like the angle you've taken and the fact that it's well known for red wine, makes it all the more interesting - I'm just gonna have to go there some day! :)
sgbrown - May 15, 2008 05:46 PM EDT
Thanks, Tania!
TMR8 - May 14, 2008 09:13 PM EDT
what a fantastic bridge. the clouds and rushing water add to the moodiness of this photo. I love the red flags also

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