Series 1/3. France. Great to meet you again this weekend and welcome to The Photo Society ig fellows who joined us lately. You are more and more subscriving here, Thank you all for your interest. The Rhône is one of the principle rivers of France. Its source lies in the glaciers of the Swiss Alps and it meets the Mediterranean Sea at 35 km South from Arles. Since two thousand years it is a wonderful means of transportation to carry goods upstream, from the sea shores to the center of France, as on this modern barge going north. In the Antiquity, after passing Lyon, the cargo was then loaded on to bull-carts which headed to the Northeast towards the Rhine River. Arriving there, the goods were loaded again on river boats and could easily sail down the streams to cross Northern Germany and finally to arrive in the Netherlands. They were eventually traded in the North Sea with the Danish Friesians for their strong wrought iron weaponry or their black horses. The Rhône was the highway of the Antiquity and it was more secure to remain in its river-way than to walk on roads swallowed by dark forests.
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