lundi, mars 20, 2006

33. Houses in reflection


In my town there are three bridges and the river makes a curve around the town so that there are water on three sides of the town. The name Pont-sur-Sambre means Bridge over the Sambre. I took this photo near the bridge of Quartes (the blue bridge on the left), the church Notre-Dame de Quartes is on the other side of the Sambre (in my back) (church, 1, 2).
The bridges of Pont-sur-Sambre are the bridge of Quartes (here), the bridge of Pont à Pont (the people give it the simple name of "Pont à Pont", this means "Bridge to Bridge", and the third one the Pont de Bachant. On the fourth side, on an affluent of the Sambre named the Sambrette, there is also a bridge called the "Pont sur la Sambrette" (or Bridge over the Sambrette). Here on the picture, when there's is an overfload, the bridge is saves but the streets and the houses which are lower than the bridge are overfloaded. The Sambrette and the road to Bavay and one of the two roads to Maubeuge, are the three ways on where you can get then out of the town, but the three bridges over the Sambre are then closed, so that you must ride 18 km before finding a street with a bridge over the Sambre which is high enough to go on the other side of the river with the car. But there are not often big overfloads (perhaps two times in ten years), but often some small meadows overfloads.
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4 Comments:

At ven. nov. 03, 03:24:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Michael Blamey (re-edit) said...

This is pretty special
Posted by Michael Balamey to Pont-sur-Sambre and Avesnois Daily Photo at 3/23/2006 04:50:33 Am

 
At ven. nov. 03, 03:47:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Anne (re-edit) said...

Wow you are surrounded by water on three sides? I hope you don't get storm so much or you'll have problems with flood!
Posted by Anne to Pont-sur-Sambre and Avesnois Daily Photo at 3/21/2006 12:14:48 AM

 
At ven. nov. 03, 05:21:00 PM 2006, Blogger perle de rosée said...

Yes, the town, not my house, it looks only on one side to the river a mea; there is a meadow between the river and the back of the gardens. But the houses are staying on a small hill, a very small hill, so that there is no overfloading in my street.

 
At dim. nov. 12, 09:54:00 AM 2006, Anonymous zbjernak said...

Really lovely town. Some magical, ancient feel !
Posted by Zbjernak to Pont-sur-Sambre and Avesnois Daily Photo at 3/27/2006 05:25:04 AM

 

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