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19-SEP-2014 Marisa

Les Ponts Couverts...

Strasbourg (France)

Continuing on from the Petite France area we come to the Covered Bridges. These have kept their name despite the fact that they lost their roofs back on the 18th century.
They are overlooked by four towers dating from the 14th century, which are the remains of the former ramparts that once guaranteed the independence of the former Strasbourg Republic.
Immediately after the absorption of Strasbourg by France in 1681, a new ring of fortifications was built here by Vauban.

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MarcViskens23-Nov-2014 22:44
Beautiful composition
William Barletta12-Oct-2014 15:17
Exquisite colors of the dusk in a most charming scene.
Pierre11-Oct-2014 20:47
Une scène formidable, un ciel exceptionnel! V
fdt11-Oct-2014 20:32
Great light and composition.
Jim Coffman11-Oct-2014 19:54
This is so pretty and relaxing!
Helen Betts11-Oct-2014 18:38
An excellent composition, Marisa, with a spectacular sky. I have seen other pictures of the covered bridges, so the history is quite illuminating.