0 Likes

Over Sancerre
France

The highest point in the hilltop town of Sancerre, in the eastern Loire valley, is a medieval tower, the remnant of a fortress that was destroyed by the Cathokic monarchy after being held for many years by Protestant rebels.  Kind of the Huguenot Masada.  It offers splendid views of the town and the surrounding vineyard-coverd hills.

Copyright: Thomas k sharpless
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11400x5700
Uploaded: 08/12/2013
Updated: 01/07/2014
Views:

...


Tags: france; tower; village; vignoble; vineyards
comments powered by Disqus

Thomas K Sharpless
Near the Top of Sancerre
Thomas K Sharpless
Nouvelle Place, Sancerre
Thomas K Sharpless
Sancerre Wine Shop
Thomas K Sharpless
Le Parc est Fermé
Thomas K Sharpless
Roof Renewal
Ludovic COLLIN
Sancerre - view from vineyards
Thomas K Sharpless
Vineyard at Sancerre
Thomas K Sharpless
Vineyard at Chavignol
Michel Voignier
beaulieu church place
Ludovic COLLIN
In the countryside in Berry (France)
Louis-Alexis Fontaine
090502 France Beffes 18 Carriere lake boat 6000
Louis-Alexis Fontaine
110508 Beffes Cimenterie Chabrolles Berry France 001
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Wat Phrathat Doi Kham, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Ralph G. Roeske
200910041551 Schafberg Bahnlinie
Claudio Lanconelli
Venezia Monalisa
Vasily Kumaev & Andrew Mishin
Osorgino. Abandoned church. Interior. (2009)
heiwa4126
The Tires Park
kalaya dilok
Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat - Phra Attharot
Thierry Blondeau
Boucherie Chez Marco Saint Martin Vesubie
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Wat Lai Hin Luang, Lampang, Thailand
B2VT
Moraine Lake, Banff National Park
dieter kik
cathédrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul de Nantes
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Pasabag2 kappadokien turkey
Andrea Biffi
pineta dell'Alpe Grande in Val d'Intelvi
Thomas K Sharpless
Broad and Reed
Thomas K Sharpless
Quai Malakoff, Nantes
Thomas K Sharpless
Nike in Nashville
Thomas K Sharpless
Jamestown Harbor
Thomas K Sharpless
The Great Creek, Jamestown RI
Thomas K Sharpless
Christ The King Ukranian Church
Thomas K Sharpless
Fort Mifflin from the Artillery Shed
Thomas K Sharpless
Wilde and Krams
Thomas K Sharpless
Herreshoffs!
Thomas K Sharpless
Toits de la Sorbonne
Thomas K Sharpless
Las Vegas from the Eiffel Tower
Thomas K Sharpless
Germantown Singer
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.