0 Likes

Basilique Saint-Sernin de Toulouse HDR
France
Copyright: Viden Natzev
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 12180x6090
Taken: 01/03/2009
Uploaded: 30/10/2009
Updated: 02/03/2015
Views:

...


Tags: basilique; saint-sernin; toulouse; hdr; panorama; france; viden natzev; elabdesign
comments powered by Disqus

Carsten Arenz
Swarovski Kristallwelten Wattens - Reflexionen 1
Vasilis Triantafyllou
Meteora Varlaam Monastery Steps Greece
Jeffrey Martin
Winter in the Czech Countryside - 10
Timo Weis
Bremen City
Nick Hobgood
Clear rock pools at sunrise
mostafa morjane
Mosquée Hassan II
John Wood
Pukaki Aerodrome
Sergej Esnault
St. Mark's Square at sunset- Zagreb - Croatia
Jaime Brotons
Sagrada Familia handheld panorama, Barcelona
Jaime Brotons
Montjuic just before the rain, Barcelona
Jeffrey Martin
Strahov Theological Library 70mm gigapixel 2014version 30k 15k small version
Jaime Brotons
Aerial panorama of Santa Pola above the Moor Tower
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.