Whenever I visited my mother living in Carpentras, it was our habit in the afternoon to go for a little car tour in the vicinity. This region of Provence is a delight to explore and Carpentras is centrally located among countless charming villages and towns.
On the days we decided to head north out of town, we would pass the remains of the Carpentras Aqueduct. It was built in the years between 1720 and 1734. With 47 arches, the aqueduct spans 720 meters (over 2350 feet) and stands 24 meters (79 feet) tall at its highest point. The width at the top is 1.75 meters (under 6 feet), while the water canal itself is only .25 meters (10 inches) wide.
The source of the water that supplied Carpentras up to 1893 is on the slope of Mont Ventoux. On one of the days I stopped to capture this grand aqueduct, I also got an unusually clear view of the white capped mountain; no that is not snow, but bright white limestone, giving it a wintry look throughout the year.
Another stretch, perhaps, for Louis' Sunday Bridges. I'm always amazed and delighted at the different kinds of bridges there are around our globe.