Some of you may think I’m milking this aqueduct I ride by occasionally pretty heavily, but I’m taking a gamble that there aren’t many of you out there that read all my entries. Here goes another one!
Today’s ride was a now-regular excursion, north of Teyran into the bliss of vineyarded hills. For a little background on what I found today, check out these posts. There you’ll find a couple pictures of an aqueduct built in the 1600s, unused and unloved today.
Here’s what I happened upon today.
I never put too too much thought into this before, but what we see of these constructions today is usually the ‘bridge’ part of the aqueduct, but presumably a large part of them were just little like drainage pipes on, or maybe even under, the ground.
This small section, on the other side of the road I was on, looked more aqueduct-ish.
The only other thing of note (other than the glorious weather) was this field filled with piles of pulled-out vines, ready to be burned. I wonder why this needs to be done. disease? Changing variety? Going ‘bio’? I’m open to suggestions.