0 Likes

La Sablière
France

La sablière is an old sand quarry. Today it is frequented by mountain bikers, and is a playground for the children of families who come here on weekend for picnic.

Copyright: Alexandre duret-lutz
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10000x5000
Uploaded: 08/02/2010
Updated: 05/09/2014
Views:

...


Tags: outdoors; sand; quarry; sablière; forest
comments powered by Disqus

Alexandre Duret-Lutz
La Sablière
Pascal-Ploix
Basserie La Lorraine Reims
Karel Gillissen
Catherdral Notre Dame de Reims
Karel Gillissen
Interior of the Cathedral Notre Dame de Reims
Roland Raele
France Reims Cathedrale Notre Dame freehand pic
Harro Smit
Reims Cathedral - Notre-Dame de Reims (Our Lady of Rheims)
Pascal-Ploix
Abbaye De Vauclair Aines 03
Pascal-Ploix
Pano Abbaye De Vauclair Aines 01 Cube Equi
Pascal-Ploix
Abbaye De Vauclair Aines 02
Pascal-Ploix
Abbaye De Vauclair Aines 04
Pascal-Ploix
Abbaye De Vauclair Aines 05
Eclipse360
Jardin de la Mairie - Epernay
Markus Krueger
ferris wheel
Tibor Illes
Dom Square Pieta by Night
Justin Imhoff
Diwan-e-Aam (Hall of Public Audience) at Agra Red Fort
Justin Imhoff
Taj Mahal sunrise from over the Yamuna River
heiwa4126
Statue of Tokugawa Ieyasu
Benedict Kim
Actun Chapat Sinkhole Entrance
Ruediger Kottmann
Cloister Lorch - archway
Greg Burns
Start Line - Motorcycle Race
David Martin
Railroad bridge through a Cuban jungle town - half Gigapixel
Michael Pop
The flooded Church of the Bezid Lake, Transsylvania (2)
Markus Krueger
oyster bed
Markus Krueger
Arminius Monument - top of the sword
Alexandre Duret-Lutz
Château d'Auvers-sur-Oise
Alexandre Duret-Lutz
Montmartre's Caroussel
Alexandre Duret-Lutz
Galisbay from Fort Saint-Louis
Alexandre Duret-Lutz
Phare du port de Sète
Alexandre Duret-Lutz
National Bank Of Slovakia
Alexandre Duret-Lutz
Max Bill Sculpture
Alexandre Duret-Lutz
Pont de Bir Hakeim by Night
Alexandre Duret-Lutz
Sunrise from a bench in Montmartre
Alexandre Duret-Lutz
Esplanade du Dinh
Alexandre Duret-Lutz
Sentry Box
Alexandre Duret-Lutz
Église Saint-Laurent
Alexandre Duret-Lutz
Kiosque des Noctambules
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.