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Sunday, 29 August 2010

Sunday Bridge Series: Landerneau, Finistère, France, 2010

Pont de Rohan on the Elorn river in Landerneau is one of the oldest inhabited bridges in Europe, 500 years old this year! It existed since 1336 but was rebuilt in 1510. I believe it is the only inhabited bridge on a tidal river. A contribution to Louis la Vache's Sunday Bridge Series.

19 comments:

Jacob said...

I was going to ask, "Where's the bridge?" But then you 'splained it to me. Never have seen anything quite like this. A beautiful shot with great reflections!

Louis la Vache said...

...and a very interesting contribution to Sunday Bridges it is, Ciel! Many aux Ètats-Unis don't realize that inhabited bridges were once very common in Europe and in England. In any case, they are very rare today.

Boom Nisanart said...

Soft touch of light
Beautiful Old Building
And wonderful clear reflection.
I just love this posted

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Rob said...

Fabulous bridge!

Cildemer said...

Incroyable! Construire des habitations au dessus d'une rivière!
En tout cas, bravo pour le cliché et merci pour ce petit intermède de culture!

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À bientôt***

EG Wow said...

Fascinating! We don't have bridges like that here in Ontario.

Kaori said...

This is great! Like Jacob, I couldn't figure out where the bridge was at first! ;D

joo said...

Another place on my must visit list!
Ciel, I love Celtic countries:)
Happy Sunday to you!

Ann said...

High rise apartment building, by the water front. I like to buy one please.

What a bridge

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

As Louis noted bridges with houses on were once common across Europe but not so many left now - love the reflection here.

Francisca said...

Fantastique! And so very Brittany!

VP said...

Almost unbelievable, and a great reflection either!

Small City Scenes said...

Now that is true waterfront and over and behind property. I have never seen an inhabited bridge before. 500 years old--WOW!!. MB

Cezar and Léia said...

wow Ciel,
So much history, so much beauty, there is something dramatic in this composition, very well captured!
Today in Luxembourg all shops including the malls are open, they said it's "braderie", I didn't know this word, sales! ;)
Happy Sunday
hugs
Léia

Halcyon said...

Very nice. I am sure that bridge has seen some interesting history. Must be fun (in a way) to live in a place so old.

Elisa said...

Voilà une trouvaille.
Bien à toi!
Bisous

tapirgal said...

It's so interesting to see this. I've read about inhabited bridges, but never seen one. Your timing was so fast, I think you must be hungry for crab :)

jennyfreckles said...

Fascinating on the outside - the rooms must be even more interesting inside. And another reason for me to put Finistere on my list of places to visit!

chasity said...

this is beautiful...so quiet and peaceful.
lovely reflections.