Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Glanum and Beyond

 The Mediterranean climate here in the south of France is hot and arid (it hit 104 today where we were hiking), so we always wonder how the ancients survived in this landscape. We explored the ruins of the settlement of Glanum near where we are staying and there were numerous wells full of water. These wells have served people for over 2,500 years, but what I could not figure out - where does the water come from?

Fortunately, this heat was a dry one, so it wasn't at all unpleasant to be out and about.

1 comment:

  1. We love exploring ruins too! always wondering what were the people like and how did they really live. We are enjoying our armchair travels with you both. Please have some good meals for us too!