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Pont Vell - Besalú

Pont Vell - Besalú
Questa foto è un ricordo della bellissima giornata trascorsa in visita alla preziosa cittadina Catalana che vi consiglio di non perdere se capitate da quelle parti.
Il ponte che vedete è di origine romanica (secolo XI), ma ha subito vari rimaneggiamenti, come ad esempio le torri fortificate, di epoca medioevale più tarda, che furono erette per far pagare il pedaggio.
L'ultimo intervento fu la ricostruzione di un paio di arcate che erano state fatte saltare dai repubblicani, durante la guerra civile, per impedire il passo alle truppe franchiste.
La particolare struttura angolare è legata all'esigenza di sfruttare punti saldi rocciosi nel letto del fiume (il Fluvià) per una posa sicura dei piloni.
Oggi è meritatamente il simbolo della città.
Il suo nome significa Ponte Vecchio.
Qui sotto una foto (cliccabile) che mostra la torre fortificata costruita all'ingresso del ponte e quindi della città.

Besalú - Pont Vell

English: The first reference we have to the bridge dates from the 11th century, and it has been rebuilt a number of times over the years. It has seven arches and is characterized by its angular form, a result of the placing of the pillars over the natural stones of the river. It is 105 meters long and 30 meters high, including the defense tower.
In the medieval times, a county pagus was installed in the fortified tower, an obligatory toll paid to enter the town.
The bridge was dynamited during the Civil War and later rebuilt by the architect Pons Sorolla, under the criteria of the State Architecture Office.
It is now the symbol of the town and the most suitable entry point into the old town.

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tiabunna, Dida From Augsburg, Marco F. Delminho, John Cass and 33 other people have particularly liked this photo


27 comments - The latest ones
 Guy Fawkes
Guy Fawkes
Such a lovely peaceful scene Nora, well taken and an interesting history.
Many thanks for your lovely comments on my wagon.
6 years ago.
 Gerda
Gerda club
Magnificent capture...very beautiful composition, clarity, colors and reflections and an interesting history.
6 years ago.
 Fizgig
Fizgig
Love these old stone bridges! Wonderfully photographed!
6 years ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Lovely shot !!
6 years ago.
 Philippe_28
Philippe_28 club
Un pont magnifique
6 years ago.
 Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland club
Wonderful shot.
6 years ago.
 RHH
RHH club
Beautiful shot, Nora. What a wonderful old bridge.
6 years ago.
 RHH
RHH club
Seen in Historical & Architectural Gems.
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6 years ago.
 RHH
RHH club
newer comment done
6 years ago.
 Barra1man
Barra1man
A terrific shot, Nora! Great composition and reflection.
Have an enjoyable day!
6 years ago.
 Guy Fawkes
Guy Fawkes
Good to see this again Nora.

newer comment done
6 years ago.
 Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Fantastic composition!
6 years ago.
 ╰☆☆June☆☆╮
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Great capture, thank you for sharing with us at Historical & Architectural Gems
www.ipernity.com/group/332973
6 years ago.
 Heidi-Erica
Heidi-Erica
Con esta foto tan hermosa que subistes, te deseo un fantastico feliz fin de semana desde Osorno Chile
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6 years ago.
 ballcla (claudio)
ballcla (claudio)
Seen in Historical & Architectural Gems.
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6 years ago.
 pajmcb
pajmcb
Fantastic shot!
Great picture!
Seen in: Saving the planet
6 years ago.
 Mitch Seaver
Mitch Seaver
Well done!
6 years ago.
 Greg Balla Photography
Greg Balla Photograp…
Great bridge capture!!
6 years ago.
 Ceropegia
Ceropegia club
Beautiful 'scape! Lovely reflection. Thanks for giving the history.
6 years ago.
 Polyrus
Polyrus
A fascinating structure well presented to display those delightful reflections.
6 years ago.
 Thelma Gatuzzo
Thelma Gatuzzo
Wonderful, Nora!
6 years ago.
 Ecobird
Ecobird club
Wow! This is a gorgeous landscape shot. Beautiful bridge and lovely reflections.
6 years ago.
 Mackedwars
Mackedwars club
Un enclave fantástico, de gran belleza, muy bien captado. Eduardo.
5 years ago.
 Claudia G
Claudia G club
Beau pont et réflexion !
4 years ago.
 Petr Chudoba
Petr Chudoba
Beautiful place and capture!
3 years ago.
 ╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Thank you for sharing your beautiful picture.
Admired in The 700+ Club (incorporating 50+faves)
2 years ago.
 Chris10
Chris10 club
Wonderful picture Nora!

Greetz, Christien.
2 years ago.

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