0 Likes

Fortifications of Vauban (#1)
France

This is a view on the fortifications of Vauban of Maubeuge. The shot was taken in august 2011, in the end of the afternoon. Panorama made in HDR version (enfuse).

The gate of Mons is classified a historical monument. The still bridge connects the old guardhouse at the gate of Mons.

References : http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maubeuge#Patrimoine_militaire

Copyright: Franck masschelein
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 9990x4995
Uploadet: 02/10/2011
Opdateret: 11/09/2014
Visninger:

...


Tags: fortifications; vauban; ramparts; battlements; monument; heritage; gate of mons; still bridge; guardhouse; maubeuge; france; hdr; enfuse
comments powered by Disqus

Franck Masschelein
Fortifications of Vauban (#2)
Franck Masschelein
Avec les guanacos du zoo de Maubeuge
Franck Masschelein
Solre-le-Chateau
Hollywood in Mons
Franck Masschelein
Pond Fond d'Amour
Franck Masschelein
Lake Val Joly
CANTONNET Jerome
Dany Hoyas - Subar BRZ - Driver view ( vue conducteur)
Karel Gillissen
Machine building of boat lifts, Canal du Centre, Belgium
Karel Gillissen
Boat Lift #3, Canal du Centre, Belgium
Nuntra - 100% web Virtual Tours
La Corbeillerie
DiL Photos
Cooling tower thermical central
Nuntra - 100% web Virtual Tours
Le Richelieu
Jeffrey Martin
Karel Schwartzenberg Painting on the Side of an Abandoned Factory - 2
Jeffrey Martin
Czechtek Demonstration at the Ministry of the Interior in 2005 - 18
Yasushi Kishimoto
Gohyaku Rakan
Ninoslav Adzibaba
Louvre Pyramids
Jeffrey Martin
Field of Yellow Flowers
Jeffrey Martin
Trogir, Crotia 20
Jeffrey Martin
Aerial panorama of tokyo sky tree 25000x12500 photo
jacky cheng
Dunhuang, Gansu Jadin National Geological Park - Golden Lion Welcome
jacky cheng
Gansu Dunhuang elegant Dan country geology park - sphinx
Jeffrey Martin
Aerial Panorama of Shinjuku shot from a Helicopter 25000x12500
Jeffrey Martin
Empty Havana just after Sunrise - 2
Ninoslav Adzibaba
Arc De Triomphe
Franck Masschelein
Casemate A16 (#2)
Franck Masschelein
Distorted road in countryside of Pevele
Franck Masschelein
The garden of caves of Cambrai, behind the palace of caves
Franck Masschelein
Fireworks of July 14, 2011, Douai Gayant
Franck Masschelein
The swans lake, in the garden of caves of Cambrai
Franck Masschelein
Exhibition of antique cars (#1) - Interior
Franck Masschelein
Château de Beynac - at the top of the building of the Spur
Franck Masschelein
Inside the wood Leurent
Franck Masschelein
Bigfoot at the Big Stadium Lille Metropole (#2)
Franck Masschelein
Parc du Rivage Gayant Douai (#2)
Franck Masschelein
Rocamadour - the calvary near the castle
Franck Masschelein
Inside the bunker B356
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.