0 Likes

Poyols - old village
France
Copyright: H.J.Weber
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 9304x4652
Uploaded: 01/06/2011
Updated: 10/07/2014
Views:

...


Tags: villages; architecture
comments powered by Disqus

H.J.Weber
Poyols - harborage
H.J.Weber
On the top of the hill Clamontard
H.J.Weber
railwaybridge du Claps
H.J.Weber
Region Luc en Diois le Claps
H.J.Weber
Luc en Diois Region de Claps
H.J.Weber
Mountain road in South-France
Alexander Ruttgers
Via Ferrata le pas de L'echelle
H.J.Weber
Region Glandage
H.J.Weber
Canyon in the region Glandage 02
H.J.Weber
Canyon Region Glandage
H.J.Weber
Canyon in the region Glandage 03
H.J.Weber
road across the Canyon in the region Glandage
Branimir Minkov
Sunset over Danube near ancient Ratiaria
Aleksandr Reznik
Rome Colosseum
bibouroku tabito
Hōrai-Bashi(Hōrai Bridge) - The longest wooden walking bridge in the world (Ⅱ)
Ercina lake of Asturias
Paseo De Recoletos de Madrid
Chris Ellenbogen
Old Jewish Cemetery
Aviles Calle de La Ferreria
Jürgen Matern
Marble Courtyard in the Castle of Versailles
Catedral de la Almudena de Madrid 2
Palacio Real De Madrid
Puente Carlos Fernandez Casado
Monasterio del Paular en Madrid
H.J.Weber
Canary Island - Viewpoint to the rocks Bentagio and Nubio
H.J.Weber
Rothenburg ob der Tauber - Herrengasse
H.J.Weber
River Ship Dniepr-Star - Bridge
H.J.Weber
Grafenau - Säumer Baders Saloon-2
H.J.Weber
Borgonuovo - Streetview
H.J.Weber
Lübeck - Im Holsten-Tor
H.J.Weber
Dreisessel - Felsformationen
H.J.Weber
Grafenau - Kurparksee mit Springbrunnen
H.J.Weber
Abu Dhabi - Museum draw well
H.J.Weber
Lusen - Ochsenklavier
H.J.Weber
Canyon Region Glandage
H.J.Weber
Odessa - Midpoint
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.