21 November 2010

Les portes mordelaises


I believe a drawbridge qualifies as a bridge! This one comes to you from Rennes, France. This is all that remains of the old fortifications which were built in the 1400s. I don't think they've changed much over the years. Photo taken in 2003.

To see more bridges from around the world, please visit the Sunday Bridge Series.

13 comments:

  1. Bonjour dear friend,
    The fortification is magnificent and the bridge in this entrance is very beautiful with all stones, a great picture!
    bon dimanche!
    Léia

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  2. The chains are there, but it doesn't seem to have anything to draw! It all looks quite sturdy.

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  3. Indeed that counts as a bridge! And it is a welcome contribution to Sunday Bridges, Halcyon!

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  4. I would very much like to see this castle in person! It looks fascinating! (I love history.)

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  5. It definitely does!
    Pretty photo:)

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  6. It´s old and fantastic :)

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  7. Third century (200s)??? That's amazing! Wonder what people lived in the area then? Another very fine travel photo, Halcyon!

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  8. Jacob: Brittany actually has Celtic roots, so the people who built these walls might have been Celts. My curiosity is piqued now. Must google.

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  9. Drawbridges certainly qualify. Those over castle moats receive extra points!

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  10. 1400...wow! Love the history. I think I've said that before.

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