0 Likes

Arles Arena Exterior Arles France
France

Imagine munching on a baguette with cheese, sipping wine, and looking across the street at a Roman arena that is over 2,000 years old. For most Americans, something that old is difficult to comprehend. That's why God invented Provence!

Built in the first century BC, this arena is in remarkably good shape and still hosts bullfights, concerts and plays - but not all at the same time! It is just one of the many sights to see in Arles, so you could spend a couple of days wandering about, exploring side roads and inviting courtyards. And eating wonderful food!

Copyright: Mark Fink
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 13200x6600
Hochgeladen: 14/04/2011
Aktualisiert: 04/07/2014
Angesehen:

...


Tags: arles; arena; roman; provence; cafe
comments powered by Disqus

Uwe Buecher
Amphitheater arles
Tom Kim
Near the Arena in Arles France
Tom Kim
Near the Arena in Arles France
Tom Kim
Near the Arena in Arles France
Mark Fink
Arles Roman Arena
Mark Fink
Arles Roman Theater, Arles, France
zenith_photo
Arles - Place de la République
Tom Kim
Near Van Gogh Cafe in Arles France
Tom Kim
Near Van Gogh Cafe in Arles France
Andre Dengin
Arles, center
Mark Fink
Hotel Arlatan Garden Arles France
Jakub Hruska
Viewpoint near castle of Baux de Provence
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Sirijit Park, Kamphaeng Phet, Near Infrared
Stefan Bock
Dschungelpalast Zoo Hannover
CHRISTIAN DEL ROSARIO
Stockholm City Hall Dance Hall
Yuriy White
Оперный театр. Галерка справа
Andrea Biffi
piazza del Duomo a Trento - Italy
Andrea Biffi
Chiusa Di Rio Di Pusteria
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Wat Chang Rob, Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park, Near Infrared
Ronald Tichelaar
Kitesurfing at the cliff of Mirns
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Conservation Culture Field, Sirijit Park, Kamphaeng Phet, Near Infrared
Rob van Gils
Lower Antelope Canyon
Simona Bartolomei
"Mazzolin di Fiori" in Piazza Anfiteatro
Christof Martin - pfalz360.de
Vierwaldstaettersee
Mark Fink
Boulud Sud Bar
Mark Fink
French Church Huguenot Street New Paltz NY
Mark Fink
74 Kenyon 217
Mark Fink
Colicchio And Sons Dining
Mark Fink
Village Des Bories Barn Gordes France
Mark Fink
Garrison, NY
Mark Fink
Lower Bastion Falls Haines Falls NY
Mark Fink
06 Tree Outside Library - 2
Mark Fink
Rhinebeck Farmers Market
Mark Fink
Phillipstown Park
Mark Fink
Fulton Street Fish Market
Mark Fink
21 Noyes Circle with Ultimate Frisbee B2
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.