Photo of the Week – March 14, 2014

Photo of the Week – March 14, 2014

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Last weekend on a biking excursion I discovered Pont Van Gogh, a drawbridge near Arles that was the source of inspiration for several paintings by Vincent van Gogh in 1888. The original bridge, which was called the Pont de Langlois, was one of eleven built by a Dutch engineer along the canal that was created in the 19th century to connect Arles and Port-de-Bouc. This bridge was replaced in 1930, and was then destroyed during World War II. The reconstructed bridge which stands there today is called Pont Van Gogh (Van Gogh bridge).

By G u i d o (originally posted to Flickr as Pont de Langlois) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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