Millau – A bridge so high up in the Sky
Earlier this year, as part of my European road trip after the vintage VW event in Ninove, Belgium, I wanted to visit and drive across the stunning Millau Viaduct in southern France in my old VW Canterbury Pitt camper. The viaduct is a stunning cable-stayed bridge that spans the valley of the River Tarn near Millau, and is in my humble opinion, a modern-day 8th wonder of the world! The Millau viaduct is 2,460m long and holds the world record as the tallest bridge at 343m (taller than the Eiffel tower!).
All aboard the Millau Crossing
Going through some of my older photos from the trip recently I found this video I had taken of the drive across. So now you can get a virtual idea of the crossing… big thanks to my son Indiana for recently composing the music for the video!
Maybe not everyone’s cup of tea, and possibly a bit nerdy, but it was something I really wanted to see whilst out in southern France. I do love a great bit of structural engineering!
An Architectural wonder of the world
The beautiful curvaceous sculptural form of the exterior
Tall light wells draw in natural daylight…
…to create meditative mood lighting in some of the internal private chapel spaces.
Whilst the main space is illuminated through a series of different sized openings with contemporary stained glass. A truly amazing space to be in! Seeing these old pics makes me want to get back on the road for another road trip… best crack on with getting my new interior sorted then!