Anyone for pizza?

@JudyEv (118965)
Bunbury, Australia
July 23, 2017 11:11am CST
The area around the Canal du Midi near Poilhes in France has some very interesting features. One of these is the Étang (pond) de Montady. This was once a freshwater wetland but monks during the latter half of the 13th century drained the are using a series of radial ditches which all drain to a centre point. From here, the water flows through an underground culvert under the Malpas Tunnel which I’ve already written about. The pattern of the drains has created wedge-shaped fields which, from a vantage point at the Oppidum d’Ensérne, make the area look like a giant pizza sliced up ready to be devoured by some giant species.
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@HazySue (20134)
• United States
23 Jul
That's a terrific photo. It really does look like a pizza.
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@JudyEv (118965)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jul
It's the ideal description, don't you think? A dartboard would just about fit it too.
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@HazySue (20134)
• United States
24 Jul
@JudyEv that's true it would have been another good description.
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@xFiacre (4281)
• Ireland
23 Jul
@judyev stick some anchovies and olives on that landscape and send it over here.
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@JudyEv (118965)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jul
I'm not sure it would fit in Ireland!
@moffittjc (41198)
• Gainesville, Florida
23 Jul
Very ingenious of the monks to create that drainage system!
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@JudyEv (118965)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jul
And I guess all done with just picks and shovels.
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@moffittjc (41198)
• Gainesville, Florida
26 Jul
@JudyEv I wonder how many people it took, and how long it took, to do all that work with nothing but picks and shovels? Probably took quite a while.
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@JudyEv (118965)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jul
@moffittjc You'd think it would have to take years. There's a lot of digging there.
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@just4him (110171)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Jul
That was very clever to do that. Good picture of it.
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@JudyEv (118965)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jul
Thanks. It would have been a lot of work just with pick and shovel.
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@just4him (110171)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Jul
@JudyEv Yes it would.
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@marlina (71305)
• Canada
26 Jul
@JudyEv Work for hundreds and hundreds of people.
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@velvet53 (16145)
• Palisade, Colorado
23 Jul
Very interesting and it does look like a pizza.
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@JudyEv (118965)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jul
It looks like a huge crowd of people have all ordered something different.
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@velvet53 (16145)
• Palisade, Colorado
24 Jul
@JudyEv Mine is simple, pepperoni and cheese.
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@JudyEv (118965)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Jul
@velvet53 Sounds great to me!
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@shikharava (1863)
23 Jul
Yeah, that's one pizza which you can never have. The reality of it is truly saddening. :(
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@JudyEv (118965)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jul
I think if you had a pizza that big, you'd never want another.
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24 Jul
@JudyEv that's true. But I'll share with people. (*_*)
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@JudyEv (118965)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jul
@shikharava You're very generous!
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@Neiltarquin (1094)
• Rass, Saudi Arabia
23 Jul
I'm dying to have one. Pizza here in Saudi doesn't taste good.
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@JudyEv (118965)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jul
That's a shame. Can you make your own? In Australia, you can buy the base then add your own toppings. That's a good way to get a nice one.
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• Rass, Saudi Arabia
24 Jul
@JudyEv oh yeah... Thanks... I'll make one
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@Humitex (173)
• United States
24 Jul
I ran in here in seeing the word Pizza. Buy found a lovely landscape anyways. Wish you good luck with that.
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@JudyEv (118965)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jul
Thanks. I thought a title with 'pizza' in it might attract a few people!
@andriaperry (46513)
• United States
24 Jul
Very cool!
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@JudyEv (118965)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jul
They seem to have a variety of crops planted too, just to make the divisions even clearer.
@valmnz (12635)
• New Zealand
24 Jul
Nice analogy. Yes, it does look a bit like that.
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@JudyEv (118965)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jul
A dartboard comes to mind too.
@snowy22315 (44076)
• United States
23 Jul
It does at that!
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@JudyEv (118965)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jul
Imagine the work that would have gone into creating this - just using shovels.
@Corbin5 (100138)
• United States
23 Jul
Quite an interesting design to those fields!!!
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@JudyEv (118965)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jul
Such a lot of work must have gone into this.
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@Hate2Iron (7663)
• Canada
23 Jul
LOL... you are right, it does look like a pizza. The photo did grab my attention. Couldn't decide if you were taking the shot from a plane or what was so different about the shot!
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@JudyEv (118965)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jul
We were just up on a rise and looking down on it.
@silvermist (19887)
• India
23 Jul
That is a very unique photo.Very interesting.
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@JudyEv (118965)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jul
Thanks. I'm glad you like it. Don't they have a large variety of crops growing there?
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• United States
23 Jul
That's a very interesting picture and it does look like giant pizza!
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@JudyEv (118965)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jul
Just needs a few olives here and there.
@Susan2015 (20184)
• United States
23 Jul
That would be fantastic to see in person.
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@JudyEv (118965)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jul
It was strange to see it before knowing why the area looked like it did. Of course, once the drainage system was explained it all made sense.
@marlina (71305)
• Canada
26 Jul
Wonderful description! The ideal pizza for a big hungry vegetarian. Thanks for sharing this part of the world which I would have never seen with my own eyes.
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@JudyEv (118965)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jul
Every day we come across more and more that leaves us open-mouthed.
@Freelanzer (8287)
• Canada
26 Jul
That's a great photo and it does make one hungry.
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@JudyEv (118965)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jul
It is so symmetrical. You'd expect a few curves or 'bumps' in the lines wouldn't you?
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@Raelove (16820)
• Saco, Maine
24 Jul
Intriguing shot...the first word it suggests is "symmetrical." That sort of order/neatness/balance appeals to me. And what a novel idea to design it this way with a single drainage point as opposed to the many of a different design.
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@JudyEv (118965)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jul
It is certainly symmetrical and you would think even that could be quite difficult from on the ground and not from a vantage spot.
@mssnzr (3)
24 Jul
Is there a chance that the pizza concept was from that place?
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@JudyEv (118965)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jul
I very much doubt it but who knows?