0 Likes

Morning at Mestré
France

An early morning view of the lush meadow below le Domaine de Mestré, near Fontevraud Abbey in France's western Loire valley.

Copyright: Thomas K Sharpless
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11376x5688
Uploaded: 14/10/2013
Updated: 30/06/2014
Views:

...


Tags: meadow; morning; france
comments powered by Disqus

Thomas K Sharpless
Domaine de Mestré
Stephane Desnault
Abaye of Fontevraud
Stephane Desnault
Abbaye of Fontevraud - Gallery
Thomas K Sharpless
A View of Fontevraud
Stephane Desnault
Abbaye of Fontevraud - Balcony
Thomas K Sharpless
Fontevraud Kitchen
Stephane Desnault
Candes Saint Martin - Church
Stephane Desnault
Candes Saint Martin, where the Vienne and the Loire rivers meet
Stephane Desnault
The Pigeon House of the Castle of Breze
Christophe GAGNEUX
Château de Brézé
Stephane Desnault
Troglodyte room, Castle of Breze
Stephane Desnault
Castle of Breze, the Moats
Calvin Jones
Double Rainbow in the Thomas Range, Utah
B. Hamann
Bückeburg, der alte jüdische Friedhof
Willy Kaemena
Puerto Rico Day in New York
Krzysztof Zagajewski
SINT JORISKERK ANTWERPEN /zk
David Rowley
Skógafoss
kiyoharu takamura
Irouzaki
Tord Remme
The red beach at Mjelle
Richard Drew
Abandoned City Methodist Church, Gary Indiana
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Landschaft in Kappadokien, Türkei
Michael Coyne
Cement Plant
DJ-Maryxa MC
Napoleon In Kaunas, Crossing the Niemen 2012
Alejandro Fregoso
Palacio de Gobierno
Thomas K Sharpless
Front Lawn at Blithewold
Thomas K Sharpless
On Rocky Knob After an Evening Thundershower
Thomas K Sharpless
Germantown and Chelten
Thomas K Sharpless
Osiris Plays a Small Room
Thomas K Sharpless
The Monastery at Solstice
Thomas K Sharpless
46th and Market
Thomas K Sharpless
Rockefeller Chapel, Chicago
Thomas K Sharpless
Chinatown Friendship Arch
Thomas K Sharpless
A Digital Printshop
Thomas K Sharpless
Rocky Front
Thomas K Sharpless
Shades of Green
Thomas K Sharpless
Broad and Arch
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.