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Here we are just outside of Nimes and still at our gorgeous little farm. Today we headed to the bustle of Nimes to check out what's happening. Well......... We found the set for Russell Crowes Gladiator only it is NOT a set, it is the rigidige colosseum, and yes, the arena was used in the movie Gladiator. The most pristine Roman colosseum in Europe. It was built at the end of the 1st century AD. As we went through self guided tour you ...
... to bring water from Ulez (the source) to Nimes and was used till the 6th century. It took approximately 15 years to complete and 80% of the aqueduct was underground so to speak. We took a side path and ended up on the top level of the aqueduct and were surprised to see how deep and wide the channel was, to imagine the amount of water flowing through this funnel each day is beyond comprehension for the day, there was approximately 2,000,000 (two million) cubic litres ...
What a gorgeous little village Castries is. It truly feels like a little country village with its narrow little streets and homes built almost on the side of the roads, there are little bakeries, flower markets and fruit and veg shops, along with little restaurants and bars on the main street. This was going to be a bit of a stop over until we discovered there is a Roman Aqueduct over 2000 ...
... Nimes could obtain the spring water benefit that derived from Uzes. It is one of the longest and highest aqueducts built by the Romans as its length is 50 kilometres and the height of the actual bridge is 48.47 metres. It is recorded that the middle tier has 12 arches, the top tier has 47 arches but nowhere could I find out how many arches were on the bottom tier. I had not counted the arches at the time we were at the bridge but had garnered all the above information ...
... for breakfast every morning can’t be good for you!
There has been a lot of thing that I have said that I wanted to put in Salut a Tous this week, but I can’t remember what any of it is! I’m too tired. I need to start keeping a notebook, but then again, I have only got about nine weeks left. That’s it. One week of holiday next week, followed by six weeks of teaching, followed by two more weeks before I could get a cheap flight! ...