1 Like

Olivettes Terrace
France
Copyright: Mark Fink
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Taken: 21/09/2003
Uploaded: 17/08/2009
Updated: 02/03/2015
Views:

...


Tags:
comments powered by Disqus

John Willetts ARPS
UpCerne, Dorset. Witches Butter
Stephan Schaefholz
Corsica - Lac de Capitello
Dave Walker
Tintern Abbey
Vasilis Triantafyllou
Monastery Agiou Dionisiou Olympus (Trapeza) Dinning Room
jacky cheng
Yellow Longxi old town-14
Jan Vrsinsky
Fire Lake - Lagoa das Fogo - Northern Trail
jacky cheng
Yellow Longxi old town-13
jacky cheng
Yellow Longxi old town-4
jacky cheng
A tree looks at the scenery the Taiwan position -2
dieter kik
Fachwerkhaus Altkölnischer Hof Bacharach am Rhein 0169
dieter kik
Laubwald mit Schnee Uebersberg Kreis Reutlingen 0617
Valentin Arfire
in the Timis River - Banat - Romania
Mark Fink
Chapel Vassar College Poughkeepsie NY
Mark Fink
Cold Spring, NY
Mark Fink
Elting Memorial Library
Mark Fink
Newburgh-Beacon Ferry
Mark Fink
Innisfree The Point
Mark Fink
Bedroom Upstairs 2 REVISED
Mark Fink
Bear Mountain Bridge
Mark Fink
Waterfall Emerald Pools Zion Utah
Mark Fink
60 Main Flower Bed
Mark Fink
Radio City Music Hall
Mark Fink
Rear Portico Vanderbilt Mansion Hyde Park NY
Mark Fink
Mid-Hudson Bridge
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.