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My  River Rhône
10-OCT-2008 Marisa

"My" River Rhône

Avignon - Provence (France) view map

It’s a strange feeling to meet my river here in Provence...
The River Rhône is one of the major rivers of Europe, rising in Switzerland and running through France into the Mediterranean Sea.
The river rises near the Rhône Glacier in Valais, Switzerland, in the Saint-Gotthard massif, at an altitude of 1753 meters. Up to Martigny, it is a torrent; it then becomes a large mountain river running Southwest through a glacier valley.
It turns northwest to leave the Alps and then flows west through Lake Geneva, where I’m used to see it, before entering France.

At Arles the Rhône divides into two arms with all branches flowing into the Mediterranean Sea. One arm is called the "Grand Rhône", the other one is the "Petit Rhône". Between them and the sea is the river delta, known as the Camargue.

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This photo is part of my visual diary about my trip to Avignon.
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Yiannis Pavlis05-Nov-2008 17:12
Impressive pure with inspiring outlook
Compassionate picture indeed….
FrankB26-Oct-2008 20:44
Gérard Koehl21-Oct-2008 16:12
Magnifique... Le pont d'Avignon dans toute sa splendeur. V
Guest 21-Oct-2008 14:00
You love Gold,nice light,vote for this original image and your presentation.
Isabel Cutler20-Oct-2008 20:41
Beautiful tonality and delicate detail. I like the touch of sun on the treetops.
Steve Morris20-Oct-2008 18:08
Sur le pont d'Avignon - with beautiful burnt umber hues. A delicious photo and thanks for the info I enjoyed reading!! BV
Jose Paulo Andrade20-Oct-2008 17:44
"Magic" light...
Máire Uí Mhaicín20-Oct-2008 17:25
A lovely image, and it's good to read and reacquaint ourselves with the geographical information. Gives a new meaning to Cote de Rhone!
María Cano20-Oct-2008 17:22
Impresionante atardecer en rojos !! y cuántas cosas verá ese río -V-