0 Likes

Grenoble, Place Notre Dame
France
Copyright: Atila Bezdan
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 9502x4751
Uploaded: 02/09/2012
Updated: 24/09/2012
Views:

...


Tags:
comments powered by Disqus

Atila Bezdan
Grenoble, Place Grenette
Atila Bezdan
Grenoble
Andy Bryant
La Nef Neon Grenoble
Vincèn Pujol
Porte de France, Grenoble, France
Vincèn Pujol
View at Grenoble and nearby from Bastille
Andy Bryant
Porte de France at Night
Andy Bryant
Under The Bridge Grenoble
Anonymous User
Photosynth Panorama
Andy Bryant
Grenoble from the Tour Sans Venin at Night
Andy Bryant
Toilets at the Fort de Comboire
Andy Bryant
Fort de Comboire corridor
Andy Bryant
Barracks at the Fort de Comboire
Hans von Weissenfluh
Basilica of Santissima Annunziata del Vastato
Hans von Weissenfluh
Palazzo San Giorgio, Loggia
Hans von Weissenfluh
The Great Synagogue in Dohány Street, Budapest, Hungary
Freddy Stapersma
steam enigne medemblik
Paul Miller
Bellver Castle Courtyard
Matt Nolan
Early morning fog on McCall Glacier (11 June 08 06:41)
Castle Boymont Eppan South Tyrol
Vladimir Salman
River port Naberezhnye Chelny 01
Hans von Weissenfluh
Palazzo San Giorgio, Sala del Capitano
Matt Nolan
Extracting ice cores from McCall Glacier (03 May 08 19:01)
Mountain Roen South Tyrol
Lake Pragser Wildsee South Tyrol
Atila Bezdan
ugao Laze Teleckog i Mite Ruzica, Novi Sad
Atila Bezdan
Borkovacko jezero, brzotok i bucnica
Atila Bezdan
Backi Petrovac
Atila Bezdan
Camiños do Trega, Castro de Santa Trega
Atila Bezdan
Sremski Karlovci - 6, cesma 4 lava
Atila Bezdan
Mali Stapar Lock and Sluice
Atila Bezdan
Salina Turda, Saltmine 2
Atila Bezdan
Porto, Douro River Cruise
Atila Bezdan
Dubrovnik, pogled sa zidina
Atila Bezdan
Eiffel Tower, 360 view from the top
Atila Bezdan
Barcelona, David & Goliath Sculpture
Atila Bezdan
Jerusalem, Church of the Holy Sepulcher
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.