0 Likes

Cloister of Benoit XII
France
Copyright: Jakub hruska
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 9952x4976
Uploaded: 19/09/2010
Updated: 10/04/2012
Views: 381
comments powered by Disqus

Jakub Hruska
Grand Tinel, Palace of the Popes
Jakub Hruska
Kitchen in the Palace of the Popes
Bernhard Vogl
Pope's Palace
Fernando Cifuentes Duque
Notre-Dame-des-Doms de Aviñon
Jakub Hruska
Courtyard of Honour in Avignon
Fernando Cifuentes Duque
Plaza del Palacio de Aviñon
Fernando Cifuentes Duque
Notre-Dame-des-Doms
Fernando Cifuentes Duque
Plaza del Palacio de Aviñon
jeremie francois
Le Palais des Papes at Avignon
Fernando Cifuentes Duque
Teatro en la Plaza del Palacio de Aviñon
josu barandiaran
Img 571222
Jakub Hruska
Palace of Popes in Avignon
Pascal Moulin
Hôtel d'Assézat de Toulouse - France
Lee ByongSoon(이병순)
Hwasun Ssangbongsa 1
Pietro Madaschi
Dolomiti - Dolomiten - Dolomites: Lago di Carezza - Karersee and Latemar
Ian Britton
Old engines near Marley Hill Engine Shed
Dmitrij Slediuk
Aerial panorama of Kremenchuk beach
bibouroku tabito
Kiunkaku  Kirin-room  (Atami-shi)
Georgios Kosmas
Plakes-beach-Astypalaia-Cyclades-Greece-Αστυπάλαια
Lee ByongSoon(이병순)
Kwangju 12074173
Lee ByongSoon(이병순)
12070886 panorama
Gerwin Jonker
Zillertaler Höhenstrasse
Dick Schippers
Lock at Mijnden
Dick Schippers
The Laren Mill
Jakub Hruska
Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulàlia
Jakub Hruska
Pecka castle
Jakub Hruska
The Small Furstenberska Garden
Jakub Hruska
On the way to Bukova
Jakub Hruska
Verdon Gorge
Jakub Hruska
Gallery of Roštejn castle
Jakub Hruska
Telč chateau garden
Jakub Hruska
Grote Kerk in Harderwijk
Jakub Hruska
View from Münsterbrücke
Jakub Hruska
Aboard Norröna
Jakub Hruska
Großer Donnerkogel
Jakub Hruska
Sunny day at Lago Maggiore
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.