The following text outlines a once groundbreaking civil engineering work that became an example of obsolete engineering art in the 20th century: Le canal du Midi, lying in the very south of France.
I took short glimpses at parts of this construction, whose substantial elements were built at the end of the 17th century, during a few days trip to Narbonne and a stay in … read more
Master the mundane
Like most members of the 21st century workforce, I spend the majority of my workday sitting in front of a computer screen1. In addition, I have to afford several hours of commuting time every day (usually spent in the train).
That’s what I have been doing for approximately ten years now.
Despite the absence of physical tasks during these hours and the bad eating habits … read more
Table of contents
- The Morvan massif
- Gallic origins
- Civil engineering
- The fate of the Gauls
During the summer of 2016, I made an extensive bike tour through the Morvan massif in east-central France.
Apart from the picturesque landscapes, this region boasts with a noteworthy history and great a many archaeological sites and museum exhibitions.
It gravitates for the most part around the ancient town … read more