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(September, 2004)

Bernhard Vogl

Abandoned bridge

Gilles Vidal

"my bicycle ride near the bridge"

Cintegabelle, Haute-Garonne, France

22 septembre 2004 - 17:25 (05:25pm) Local Time

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Frankly, on September 22 I didn't feel like taking photographs... So, I went for a bicycle ride, near my home along the river Ariège. Cintegabelle, my village, has a tormented history going back to the 10th century (960 exactly). This small city's apogee was reached during the Middle Ages thanks to the pastel trade and a very important presence of religion. In 1492 a new bridge was built with a timber structure. In 1632 the Cardinal Richelieu ordered the destruction of the ramparts and wooden bridge, and their replacement by a brick bridge. It was restored in 1893 after the damage undergone during the great flood of 1875 and has not been modified since.
As for me, I followed my bicycle ride ! :^)

Canon EOS 300D, Sigma 8mm F4, home-made panoramic head, 6 images, PTGui, Photoshop CS

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