Pont du Gard, France

The beautiful Pont du Gard, an ancient Roman aqueduct that used to stretch over thirty miles to bring fresh water from far-off sources into the city of Rome. This took around 5 or 6 years to build, and still stands a couple thousand later. Seeing this piece of history in person was breathtaking, and I found out just how hard it is to walk on cobblestone when you’re constantly craning your neck because ‘can-you-even-believe-this?!’ While this was just a taste of what was to come on our trek across Europe, this piece of incredible engineering will forever hold a place in my heart as the first moment I saw history standing tall and proud, right in front of me. A memory of days past, and a testament to its people.

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