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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Avignon's bridge by nalves

Avignon is a city in south-eastern France in the department of Vaucluse on the left bank of the Rhone river. The historic centre, which includes the Palais des Papes, the cathedral, and the Pont d'Avignon, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. This famous bridge was built between 1171 and 1185, with a length of some 900m, but was destroyed during the siege of Avignon by Louis VIII of France in 1226. It was rebuilt but suffered frequent collapses during floods and had to be continually repaired. Several arches were already missing (and spanned by wooden sections) before the remainder was abandoned in 1669. Nowadays, it's one of Avignon's most public attractions. via 500px http://j.mp/1LKciS8

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