Anyone for pizza?

@JudyEv (126340)
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 (21986)
• United States
23 Jul 17
That's a terrific photo. It really does look like a pizza.
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@JudyEv (126340)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jul 17
It's the ideal description, don't you think? A dartboard would just about fit it too.
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@HazySue (21986)
• United States
24 Jul 17
@JudyEv that's true it would have been another good description.
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@xFiacre (4602)
• Ireland
23 Jul 17
@judyev stick some anchovies and olives on that landscape and send it over here.
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@JudyEv (126340)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jul 17
I'm not sure it would fit in Ireland!
@moffittjc (43944)
• Gainesville, Florida
23 Jul 17
Very ingenious of the monks to create that drainage system!
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@JudyEv (126340)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jul 17
And I guess all done with just picks and shovels.
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@moffittjc (43944)
• Gainesville, Florida
26 Jul 17
@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 (126340)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jul 17
@moffittjc You'd think it would have to take years. There's a lot of digging there.
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@just4him (120560)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Jul 17
That was very clever to do that. Good picture of it.
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@JudyEv (126340)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jul 17
Thanks. It would have been a lot of work just with pick and shovel.
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@just4him (120560)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Jul 17
@JudyEv Yes it would.
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@marlina (75034)
• Canada
26 Jul 17
@JudyEv Work for hundreds and hundreds of people.
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@velvet53 (16997)
• Palisade, Colorado
23 Jul 17
Very interesting and it does look like a pizza.
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@JudyEv (126340)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jul 17
It looks like a huge crowd of people have all ordered something different.
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@velvet53 (16997)
• Palisade, Colorado
24 Jul 17
@JudyEv Mine is simple, pepperoni and cheese.
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@JudyEv (126340)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Jul 17
@velvet53 Sounds great to me!
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@shikharava (1852)
23 Jul 17
Yeah, that's one pizza which you can never have. The reality of it is truly saddening. :(
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@JudyEv (126340)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jul 17
I think if you had a pizza that big, you'd never want another.
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24 Jul 17
@JudyEv that's true. But I'll share with people. (*_*)
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@JudyEv (126340)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jul 17
@shikharava You're very generous!
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@Neiltarquin (1092)
• Rass, Saudi Arabia
23 Jul 17
I'm dying to have one. Pizza here in Saudi doesn't taste good.
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@JudyEv (126340)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jul 17
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 17
@JudyEv oh yeah... Thanks... I'll make one
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@Humitex (173)
• United States
24 Jul 17
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 (126340)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jul 17
Thanks. I thought a title with 'pizza' in it might attract a few people!
@andriaperry (53594)
• United States
24 Jul 17
Very cool!
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@JudyEv (126340)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jul 17
They seem to have a variety of crops planted too, just to make the divisions even clearer.
@valmnz (12755)
• New Zealand
24 Jul 17
Nice analogy. Yes, it does look a bit like that.
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@JudyEv (126340)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jul 17
A dartboard comes to mind too.
@snowy22315 (49135)
• United States
23 Jul 17
It does at that!
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@JudyEv (126340)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jul 17
Imagine the work that would have gone into creating this - just using shovels.
@Corbin5 (109784)
• United States
23 Jul 17
Quite an interesting design to those fields!!!
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@JudyEv (126340)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jul 17
Such a lot of work must have gone into this.
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@Hate2Iron (7950)
• Canada
23 Jul 17
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 (126340)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jul 17
We were just up on a rise and looking down on it.
@silvermist (20073)
• India
23 Jul 17
That is a very unique photo.Very interesting.
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@JudyEv (126340)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jul 17
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 17
That's a very interesting picture and it does look like giant pizza!
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@JudyEv (126340)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jul 17
Just needs a few olives here and there.
@Susan2015 (21059)
• United States
23 Jul 17
That would be fantastic to see in person.
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@JudyEv (126340)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jul 17
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 (75034)
• Canada
26 Jul 17
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 (126340)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jul 17
Every day we come across more and more that leaves us open-mouthed.
@Freelanzer (9394)
• Canada
26 Jul 17
That's a great photo and it does make one hungry.
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@JudyEv (126340)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jul 17
It is so symmetrical. You'd expect a few curves or 'bumps' in the lines wouldn't you?
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@Raelove (16810)
• Saco, Maine
24 Jul 17
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 (126340)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jul 17
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 17
Is there a chance that the pizza concept was from that place?
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@JudyEv (126340)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jul 17
I very much doubt it but who knows?