<< Previous Next >>

Pont-Canal, Béziers


Pont-Canal, Béziers
Photo Information
Copyright: joel berthonneau (jlbrthnn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7303 W: 0 N: 22961] (76039)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-10
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Canal du Midi, canal du Rhône à Sète, Bridges, locks, dams, Orb river valley and canyon [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-21 2:23
Viewed: 12036
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
February 10, 2008
Béziers 340032 34500
Herault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.350 3.250 53 m

The Pont-Canal, bridge aqueduct on Orb, of the XIXe century.

One sight
Other sight

Since its opening in 1681, the Canal du Midi, "Channel of the South" join Orb river, in front of Béziers, after the passage of formidable and spectacular work of Fonsérannes considered a time as a wonder of the World, which allow in eight locks built of 1673 to 1680, to cross one dénivellé of 21 m out of 280 m of distance. At some distance, before joining its layout, the channel borrowed the course of Orb, capricious river, with the violent risings and the very low water level in summer. In August and July, the locks of Fonsérannes still see passing between 55 and 60 boats of tourism by day.

To mitigate these difficulties, the Pont-Canal bridge was built since 1854 and was inaugurated in 1858, allowing not leaving the channel of the South. It is one of the largest pont aqueduc bridges of France, with its 12 m of height, 240 m length, 28 m broad and its two tow paths.

The Canal du Midi, "Channel of the South", was built from 1667 to 1681, date of its opening to navigation.
During 15 years, 12000 workmen, including 600 women, built 328 structures including 64 locks, 54 aqueducts, 7 tubular bridges, of the épanchoirs, the tunnels, the lock houses, and planted 45000 plane trees and cypress along the banks. Today the channel is used for river tourism and the irrigation of the grounds.

Béziers, (in occitan, Besièrs), is a French common, located in the department of the Herault of the Languedoc-Roussillon area, populated of 71 600 Biterrois and Biterrois, distributed on 96 km², is 759 hab./km².
By its population, Béziers is the second city of the department of Herault and the fourth of the Languedoc-Roussillon area, after Montpellier, Nimes and Perpignan.
By its surface, Béziers is the first commune of the department of Herault.

It is the fatherland of Pierre-Paul Riquet, born between 1604 and 1609 and deceased in Toulouse on October 1, 1680, architect of the Channel of the South of 240 km, built of 1667 to 1682, to connect Toulouse to Sète.

My images of Beziers

snunney, claudeD, josepmarin, Budapestman, Vasa, Docarmo, Clementi, bobocortis, paura, jaywalker, maloutim has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekEarth members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekEarth members may write critiques.
Discussions
None
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Hello Joël,
A very good capture of this bridge with its beautiful classical lines; I like the repeating motifs of the arches and pillars. The sympathetic light brings out the golden tones in the stonework to great effect. Good colours and clarity and some very nice reflections complete a fine photograph.

Bonjour Joel
Belle perspective et netteté pour ce pont se détachant très bien dans cette composition.Un beau rendu neutre des couleurs.Beau job avec la note.
Bonne journée à toi.
Amicalement
Gildas

  • Great 
  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12599 W: 0 N: 15607] (158546)
  • [2008-03-21 6:21]

Hello

Quel pont, quelle perspective, magnifique, la douceur des couleurs est magnifiques

Bravo et amitie

Nicou

Salut Joel
Une belle enfilade d'arche pour nous présenter ce pont; Sous cette bonnes lumières les couleurs sont superbes. Du bon travail!!
Bon WE pascal, amicalement
Hervé

Helo Joel
Very good angle of viewing and pic. this bridge..
TFS
Cheers,Braca

bonsoir Joël
j'aime bien ce cadrage et la perspective que cela donne; L'architecture du pont ressort bien dans cette compo. Beau travail.
Xavier

Hi Joel,
Splendid shot for this bridge with impressive POV, I like the attractive architectural details and the beautiful environment. Perspective is great, note as well. Superb shot. Happy Easter
George

  • Great 
  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4041 W: 93 N: 8298] (38216)
  • [2008-03-21 16:16]

Hi Joel!Your picture very good they is. The prospect most excellent kaji management of light perfect! the colours impress and the total work say many!
Geo

Hi joel,
Very nice details and interesting arches with strong impact with the diagonal lines cutting across the frame. Well seen and TFS. Gerald

  • Great 
  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8604 W: 4441 N: 15086] (60590)
  • [2008-03-21 17:25]

Salut Joël
Justement j'ai loupé les écluses l'année dernière car c'est très mal indiqué en venant de Nissan les Enserune.
Très belle perspective latérale sous une bonne luminosité hivernale.
La vue d'en bas met bien en évidence le pont canal.
Joyeuses Pâques.

  • Great 
  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2008-03-21 18:01]

Encore un tres beau pont, Joel. Combien y en a-t'il en France? Et chaque fois differant , elegant et fier. Tu as fait un maximum dans la lumiere de fevrier. Tres beau example thematique. Grand merci et a bientot,

Branko

Bonjour Joël,
Image de qualité supérieure, on peut voir les détails de l'architecture. La profondeur de champs est remarquable.
Merci pour le partage.
Joyeuses Pâques,
MCV

bonjour
une très belle perspective de ce pont canal et une belle architecture
une très bonne netteté et réflection de ces arbres
tres belle composition
merci de m'avoir mis dans tes favorites members
bon we pascal à toi
juliette

ciao Joel ,
bellissima prospettiva e profondita' che crea il ponte .
ottimi dettagli colori e luci perfetti .
Auguri di buona pasqua
Giorgio

Bonjour Joel.
Très belle perspective en pleine fuite.
Compo superbe.
Bonne hournée.
Bobo.

  • Great 
  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14398 W: 156 N: 24937] (131902)
  • [2008-03-22 3:15]

salut Joel,
Un bon cadrage qui donne une belle perspective, une lumiére bien capter sur les détails et la couleur du pont, belle aussi le WS 1
Passe un bon week end de Pâques
cricri

Salut Joël,
el encuadre que has escogido es magnífico, consigues un gran efecto de perspectiva y profundidad en este puente de interesante arquitectura, y la buena gestión de la luz lateral nos ofrece un bonito equilibrio cromático y una bella luminosidad en la composición.
Es un trabajo excelente, bien realizado.
Un abrazo,
Josep

  • Great 
  • paura Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7885 W: 56 N: 6399] (45863)
  • [2008-03-22 17:16]

Joel,
Very very beautiful photo here. Starting from an excellent point of view and with a well managed technical setting. Results great. Very well done.

Abraço

Paulo

Hi Joel, The perfect POV to create great depth, the architecture is wonderful with the line of arches, both large & small, very good light & sharp through-out, kind regards Wilson.

salut joel
tu as trouvé une belle perspective de ce pont pas ordinaire puisqu'il permet a l'eau de passer, un beau cadrage qui laisse la par belle au pont en limitant le ciel au max
amitiés
gilbert

  • Great 
  • vincz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2604 W: 77 N: 5252] (19113)
  • [2008-03-24 13:44]

Superbe lumiere, compostion magnifique avec un grande profondeur. J'aime beaucoup!

je crois que j'ai trouvé une belle photo superbement cadrée,avec de douces couleurs

Dear Joel,

Love this POV - superb shot, well presented with excellent details.

TFS,
May

Calibration Check
















0123456789ABCDEF