Today was a travel day, as I moved from Le Mont Dore in the Puy-de-Dôme region to Aubrac in the Aveyron. I drove through both the Cantal and the Lozère to get here.
Aubrac, as you can see by the red dot, is right at the point where three départements meet: the Cantal, the Lozère and the Aveyron. And keen eyes will note that I’ve come nearly full-circle since the start of the trip in Saint-Geniez-d’Olt.
I didn’t drive directly here, and along the way I found myself on more than one very tiny country road (which I adore), and I also found myself waiting in traffic stops for road construction. Thus, there wasn’t much exploring being done, and there aren’t a lot of photographs.
My first stop was to visit the lovely Viaduc de Garabit, for which Gustav Eiffel was the construction engineer. This bridge came several years before its famous cousin, the Eiffel Tower in Paris. This was not a straightforward construction project, and it involved some top-notch engineering by the Eiffel team.
The resulting span was used regularly until 2009, when an inspection showed some cracks. They were repaired, and the bridge reopened, with a 10-kilometer per hour speed limit.
2 thoughts on “Road Trip, Day 10”
How lovely and I love the shadow picture of the tower and the possible falling of the Eiffel tower. I would imagine all things have the possibility of that shadow version. Would be interesting to look for. Thats probably what I do in my work, look for peoples shadows or possible shadows and explore them or bring light in so they disappear. Nice way of telling that story. 🙂
What an interesting idea, Bobbie. Might have to explore that… And yes, paying attention to our shadows is a fascinating process! I did like that the shadow looks like the Eiffel Tower, built by the same man, and not some other random person. Thanks for visiting today, Bobbie, and for your insightful comments. –Lynne