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Aqueduct (in progress); Steven Givler, 2013
Thanks Ran, and happy New Year!
Beautiful! Where is it? Portugal or Spain?
Near Lisbon. http://stevengivler.blogspot.com/2013/01/aqueduct.html
Hi L.A. thanks for the kind words. This aqueduct spans the Alcantara Valley, which is just west of Lisbon. It was built shortly before the great earthquake/tidal wave of 1755, to vociferous complaints that the builder had used too much iron and had overcharged. After the disaster it was still standing, which is more than could be said for much of Lisbon. After that, the builder’s stock rose considerably.
The aqueduct was also the scene of Libon’s only known serial killer, Diogo Alves. He somehow had a key to the covered structure on top (where the water runs) and from 1836 to 1839, would hide himself there, springing out at night to rob and murder people who used the structure as a bridge. I believe he killed a total of 76 people, throwing their bodies over the side.
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