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Kinky Christian
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Post your favorite old and new aqueducts.
The rule is simple: Structures showcasing round arched proportions only.
AQUEDUCTS | Round Arched Attestation

An expensive yet necessary luxury to which all could, and did, aspire.
Cities and towns throughout the Roman Republic and later Empire emulated a round arched model, and funded aqueducts as objects of public interest and civic pride.
Most Roman aqueducts proved reliable and durable, some were maintained into the early modern era, and a few are still partly in use.


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Aqueduct of Vanvitelli | ITALY | XVIII (18) Century


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Die Ästhetik der Herrschaftsfreiheit (2) by Luca Terracciano, on Flickr​
 

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Pont du Gard | FRANCE | The year XL (40) to LX (60) A.D.
Construction cost: 30 million sesterces (est.)


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Pont du Gard by Bertrand DAUDE, on Flickr


Pont du Gard by /Bas, on Flickr


pont du gard 1 by rene_beignet, on Flickr


Romanités colorées by Bruno Malfondet, on Flickr


Pont du Gard / Opel Rekord by Martin van Duijn, on Flickr


Some quotes I found very interesting and descriptive in terms of how one feels when he/she gets to see it in person:

Henry James (American-British author) - "The hugeness, the solidity, the unexpectedness,
the monumental rectitude of the whole thing leave you nothing to say – at the time – and make you stand gazing.
You simply feel that it is noble and perfect, that it has the quality of greatness..."

Joseph Méry (French writer) - "One is struck dumb with astonishment; you are walking in a desert where nothing reminds you of man;
cultivation has disappeared; there are...blocks of rock, clusters of rushes, oaks.... wild mountains, a silence like that of Thebaid,
and in the midst of this landscape springs up the most magnificent object that civilization has created for the glory of the fine arts."

 

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Miraculous Aqueduct | SPAIN | I (1st) century A.D.


Acueducto de los Milagros en Mérida by Félix Rivas Trillo, on Flickr


Acueducto de "Los Milagros" Mérida (Badajoz). by Jeronimo G+E, on Flickr


Aqüeducte i cigonyes (III) by Valentí Parrilla Aixelà, on Flickr


Mérida by Dan, on Flickr


IMG_2231 by Gustavo Luis Ferri, on Flickr


Acueducto de Los Milagros by octavioaugusto, on Flickr


Acueducto de Los Milagros by Taeko Fujimoto, on Flickr


Acueducto de "Los Milagros" Mérida (Badajoz). by Jeronimo G+E, on Flickr​
 

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One level of round arched Roman Aqueducts found in various different European states, of what was once the realm of the Romans.

Acueducto de Albatana | SPAIN (this one is still in use, crystalline water flows above the stone)


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Skopje's Aqueduct (built by Justinian, only 55 round arches remain) | NORTH MACEDONIA


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Diocletian Aqueduct | CROATIA (I really like the proportions of this one)


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Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque (México)
Originally constructed between 1553 and 1570, the aqueduct stretches 45 kilometres long, beginning at Tecajete volcano just east of Zempoala and terminating at Otumba.It passed mostly at ground level, but also went underground as well as over ravines and valleys. There are three arcades along the aqueduct: the first has 46 arches, the second has 13, and the third has 67 arches.
It was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list on 5 July 2015



 

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There were 11 aquaducts in the city of Rome alone. Some that were three or more storeys high used to pass literally next to the city's center.
Wherever you turned there were round arches. Framed city.

Aqua Alexandrina | ROME | AD CCXXVI - AD 226

I. The 22.4 km long aqueduct carried water from Pantano Borghese to the Baths of Alexander on the Campus Martius.
II. The aqueduct was constructed in AD 226 as the last of the eleven ancient aqueducts of Rome.
III. It was built under the reign of Emperor Alexander Severus.

 
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