Marqueyssac gardens 2
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Panoramic photo by Jose Maria Ocana Rizo EXPERT Taken 07:16, 25/07/2013 - Views loading...

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Marqueyssac gardens 2

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This picture was shot with a Nikon D800 camera and a Sigma 15mm fisheye lens. The camera was mounted on a Nodal Ninja panoramic head.

It shows a panoramic view of Marqueyssac gardens.

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A: Marqueyssac gardens

by Jose Maria Ocana Rizo, 40 meters away

Marqueyssac gardens

B: Sunflowers in Dordogne

by josu barandiaran, 370 meters away

A sunflowers field close to the Dordogne River early in the morning.

Sunflowers in Dordogne

C: La Roque Gageac1

by Edward Crabbe, 1.6 km away

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D: Beynac-et-Cazenac 1

by Edward Crabbe, 2.3 km away

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E: Château de Beynac - view of the Dordogne valley

by Franck Masschelein, 2.3 km away

The Château de Beynac is a castle situated in the commune of Beynac-et-Cazenac, in the Dordogne dépar...

Château de Beynac - view of the Dordogne valley

F: Château de Beynac - at the top of the building of the Spur

by Franck Masschelein, 2.3 km away

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Château de Beynac - at the top of the building of the Spur

G: Castillo Beynac

by Jose Maria Ocana Rizo, 2.3 km away

Castillo Beynac

H: Château de Beynac - between the seigniorial chapel and the seigniorial home

by Franck Masschelein, 2.3 km away

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Château de Beynac - between the seigniorial chapel and the seigniorial home

I: Beynac-et-Cazenac

by Edward Crabbe, 2.4 km away

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J: Les Milandes : le château et son jardin

by Pascal Moulin, 3.9 km away

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This panorama was taken in France

This is an overview of 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.

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