Likes

Glacier d Argentiere, Haute-Savoie, France
France

The Argentiere Glacier descends from the heights of the Mt. Blanc massif below the Aguille or "needle" of Argentiere.   Part of the Alps, these beautiful mountains and canyons display some very cool geology.  From very old to young, and sedimentary to metamorphic to igneous in origin, these rocks have risen from the collision of two continents and been eroded by glaciers into deep valleys and high cliffs.  Though retreating to the higher altitudes, glaciers still fill the tops of most canyons here.

Copyright: John Roberts
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 18404x9202
Taken: 22/11/2012
Uploaded: 02/12/2012
Updated: 10/06/2014
Zobrazení:

...


Tags: mountains; canyons; outdoors; winter; glacier; geology; snow; skiing; outdoor recreation; hiking
comments powered by Disqus

Brandon Riza
Seracs on Glacier d' Argentier
Brandon Riza
A View of Glacier d' Argentier from the trail
John Roberts
Aiguille du Chardonnet, Haute-Savoie, France
Michel M A L H E R B E.
Voie en Travaux au 08-2012
Michel M A L H E R B E.
Eglise Saint Pierre d'Argentière
françois paris
argentière -
Brandon Riza
Summit of Aiguille du Tour
Hubert Pawlowski
Col des Montets, Chamonix, France
Hubert Pawlowski
Col des Montets (2), Chamonix, France
Brandon Riza
Col du Midi des Grand
françois paris
plateau de montenvers et hôtel - chamonix
fabimacg5
Mer de Glace
kiyoharu takamura
Mt eboshi
Gregory Panayotou
Promenade among Jatiluwih's beautiful terraced rice fields
Bill Edwards
The REI Pinnacle, Seattle, WA
Pietro Madaschi
Italian Riviera - Laigueglia: courtyard near Via Dante
Omar Junior
Alagamento na Rua Joaquim Nabuco
John Roberts
High View Nature Trail, Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
Bill Bailey
Route 66 Winslow Arizona
Marcio Cabral
Rio de las Vueltas
Robert Mročka
Ostrava z věže Nové radnice
Jan Koehn
O'zapft is - Bergkirchweih 2012
Viktor Vokic
Catacombs of Paris
David Rowley
Nærøyfjord
John Roberts
Tony Grove Lake, Logan Canyon, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Ensign Peak, Salt Lake City, Utah USA
John Roberts
Sunset at Red Fleet State Park, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Glacier d Argentiere, Haute-Savoie, France
John Roberts
Pactola Lake, Black Hills, South Dakota, USA
John Roberts
Grandeur Peak (north side), Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Red Dot Trail, White Rock, New Mexico, USA
John Roberts
Clear Creek Canyon, Escalante Arm, Lake Powell, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Salt Evaporation Ponds, Grantsville, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Little Wild Horse Canyon, San Rafael Swell, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Black Mountain, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Pedestal Alley, Burr Trail, Utah, USA
More About France

France is affectionately referred to as "the Hexagon" for its overall shape.French history goes back to the Gauls, a Celtic tribe which inhabited the area circa 300BC until being conquered by Julius Caesar.The Franks were the first tribe to adopt Catholic Christianity after the Roman Empire collapsed. France became an independent location in the Treaty of Verdun in (843 AD), which divided up Charlemagne's Carolingian Empire into several portions.The French monarchy reached its zenith during the reign of Louis XIV, the Sun King, who stood for seventy-two years as the Monarch of all Monarchs. His palace of Versailles and its Hall of Mirrors are a splendid treasure-trove of Baroque art.The French Revolution ended the rule of the monarchy with the motto "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity!" On July 14th, 1789 angry mobs stormed La Bastille prison and began the Revolution in which Louis XVI, his wife Marie-Antoinette and thousands of others met the guillotine.One decade after the revolution, Napolean Bonaparte seized control of the Republic and named himself Emperor. His armies conquered most of Europe and his Napoleonic Code became a lasting legal foundation for concepts of personal status and property.During the period of colonization France controlled the largest empire in the world, second only to Britain.France is one of the founding members of the European Union and the United Nations, as well as one of the nuclear armed nations of the world.Text by Steve Smith.