Broken, but still there

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Ponte Emilio aka Ponte Rotto, 178 BC

My entry for the weekly photo challenge: broken.

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95 Comments on “Broken, but still there

    • ๐Ÿ™‚ I was in Rome only once and despite many obstacles on our trip it was wonderful, so wonderful that I am afraid to go back in fear it would spoil my earlier memories ๐Ÿ˜€

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  1. This is a great take on the challenge,Paula. You bridge looks fabulous! Love the music and the rhythm, what am I listening to?
    Hope you get rid off your cold very soon! Bonn is very warm at the moment, sending you warm regards and sunny spells,
    Dina Xx

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    • Hi Dina, thank you for the wishes. I will recover in a jiffy – it is justa weather shock, just a few days ago we were in Lisabon at 36 Celsius and now it is 11 Celsius in Zagreb. You are listening to Biagio Antonacci – Ti penso raramente. A catchy tune, isn’t it? ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Still on my ‘list’ ๐Ÿ™‚ Reminds me of the bridge at Avignon. Not been there either. ๐Ÿ™‚
    How are you settling back into life, Paula?

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    • Hi Jo, I am a bit overwhelmed with all the backlog at work, and touched that so many co-workers needed me – makes me think I won’t lose my job any time soon :D. Both hubby and I suffered a tremendous temperature shock and are with cold now, but I plan to be well by tomorrow morning – to many things to do to be lying around. How are you?

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      • That’s a good feeling- to have been missed and needed. Family crisis ongoing with my daughter which I’m powerless to help with but otherwise fine. Get well again soon. (incidentally- have you been nominated for the 5 photos/5 stories challenge, and would you want to be?) Hugs, Paula!

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        • No, no, I don’t want to – it would be flattering and you are the only one to think of nominating me so big thanks – I am a bit overwhelmed with my chores now. What’s going on with Lisa? I hope it is not the health issue? I won’t pry, but you got me worried.

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      • Yeah just at this moment relaxing with a strong drink after yesterday a sandy day… ๐Ÿ˜€

        Tomorrow the coast are waiting and sunday so it’s back to France… ๐Ÿ™‚

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        • When you say a sandy day, are you implying that you were in a sand storm, or just desert as the one you sent me? ๐Ÿ˜€ What do they use as a strong drink over there?

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          • No storm at all, so boring lazy wind – but hot… ๐Ÿ˜€

            A kind of grappa or brandy – the fruits from the date palms tastes amazing this way… ๐Ÿ˜€

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                • I thought there was a limit to alcoholic beverages of 40%. I was once at a party where they served 50% smirnoff – I don’t want to repeat that.

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                  • Black Smirnoff is 80 – some countries have limits not all – the home made stuff in Norway sometimes close to 90 – we have to know not drink to much and not to fast – we have to remember to enjoy it… ๐Ÿ˜€

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                    • Just have to merely “moisturize” lips – don’t dump it in the throat as if it was water… ๐Ÿ™‚

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                    • Have heard about it – but I love the taste of coffee – was two years old when I tasted it first time… ๐Ÿ™‚

                      I know yoga is great – but too little movement for a guy like me, so I have my black mountainbike – it do the same the sweaty way… ๐Ÿ™‚

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                    • I started both alcohol and coffee when I was three ๐Ÿ˜› Sweat is great but one needs to stretch and breathe slowly also. ๐Ÿ™‚

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                    • You are right about that – “after-biking” is always to remember to stretch – and most mountain bikers do breath slowly otherwise they go ‘dead’ very fast.

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                    • What do you do in winter when you can’t bike? Do you ski or do stationary bike?

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                    • Stationary bike – no way… ๐Ÿ˜€

                      Kaysersberg in Alsace is close to places for ski or snowboard – I’m not a fanatic but loves good food and wine – but still want to be the one who doesn’t get out of breath on the stairs – that’s the reason why have my bikes and my snowboard… ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • Trรจs bien merci Paula. Moi j’ai voyagรฉ par l’intermรฉdiaire des films que j’ai vu au festival du film ร  cannes ! une trentaine depuis le dรฉbut et c’est pas fini encore demain…

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          • Fatiguant oui un peu pour les yeux ! autrement il y en a pas mal qui m’ont plu mais lร  faut que je me remette tout en mรฉmoire j’en ai trop vu et je mรฉlange un peu tout (hier 5 films dans la journรฉe !)

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  4. not sure what I like more – the song or the photo – and together the perfect pair – Rome is on my list!

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  5. Coucou Paula ! Tu as choisi un titre qui me va bien… ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Ta photo est trรจs impressionnante.
    J’espรจre que tu vas bien. Bisous !

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  6. A far more complex image than usual Paula, showing so much detail in every dimension, reflecting the long history of the subject. It’s still very much there.

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  7. We cycled by this spot in Rome and I found it such a remarkable sight. Your photo a rich and romantic feel. Thank you for taking me back to Italy.

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    • I remember your brave endavour cycling in Rome and in heat moreover ๐Ÿ™‚ That broken bridge is what touched me most while I was there. I was happy to share this with you, Sue.

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  8. Lovely photo – it leaves me wondering – where, how, why? So I search and learn. Thank you for challenging me – have a wonderful week.

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  9. 178 BC? Et les รฉquipes de maintenance elles traรฎnent!

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  10. (J’ai pas vu รงa ร  Rome. ร‡a devait รชtre en entretien)
    ๐Ÿ™‚

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