0 Likes

Parc du Rivage Gayant Douai (#2)
France

Located less than a kilometer from the city center, the parc du rivage Gayant is open to the public since summer 2000.

Formerly coal port of the coalmines of Nord and Pas-de-Calais, the site was transformed, after several years of work, in a beautiful park of 21 hectares.
It is divided into thematic gardens with a waterbody of 5 hectares, more than 7,300 plants, a natural area and a marsh where rare birds, indeed very rare, terraces, and a water garden are found.
Depending on your taste and the time you want to devote to the promenade, it is possible to take several courses: a short allowing to discover the various park facilities, an average that includes the natural environment, a long which reveals the wooded atmosphere.

The shot was taken in april 2014, in the beginning of the evening. Panorama made in HDR version (enfuse).

Source : http://www.ville-douai.fr/index.php/Parcs%20et%20randonn%C3%A9es?idpage=71&idmetacontenu=3780 (translated with help of Google Traduction)

View More »

Copyright: Franck Masschelein
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10656x5328
Uploaded: 08/05/2014
Updated: 27/05/2014
Views:

...


Tags: parc du rivage; park; lake; gayant; douai; france; hdr; enfuse
comments powered by Disqus

Franck Masschelein
Parc du Rivage Gayant Douai (#1)
Franck Masschelein
Fireworks of July 14, 2011, Douai Gayant
Franck Masschelein
The sluice of Douai, Quai des Fontainettes, on the Scarpe
Franck Masschelein
Park Bertin in autumn
Franck Masschelein
La place Edith Piaf de Cuincy, de nuit
Franck Masschelein
Chimney of an old abandoned brickyard (#1)
Franck Masschelein
Inside the kiln of an old abandoned brickyard
Franck Masschelein
Chimney of an old abandoned brickyard (#2)
Franck Masschelein
The small sluice of Courchelettes, on the Scarpe
Franck Masschelein
Barge in dry dock at the shipyard Courchelettes (#1)
Franck Masschelein
Barge in dry dock at the shipyard Courchelettes (#2)
Franck Masschelein
The river of Petite Sensee, in the wood Lamy
Martin Kneth
View from a dune over Antzavoni
Assaf Spiegler
Hot Springs Road, California
Tom Mills
Moroccan Sweet Pastries
Jero Morales
Image 87974 1275995435 357231 311204
Martin Kneth
Climb up on top of the Tsingy
Jakub Hruska
Top of Nativity Façade, Sagrada Família
Tom Mills
Bab Fteuh
ecnsa2010
東河橋 P4
Saša Stojanović
Golubac fortress (Golubačka tvrđava)
vasinbkk
Redsky
jan dolk
L'Umbracle
Martin Kneth
Hanging bridge over a crack in the Tsingy
Franck Masschelein
Chimney of an old abandoned brickyard (#1)
Franck Masschelein
Works (#1) of the future big stadium Lille Metropole (December 2009)
Franck Masschelein
Holidays at Mayne
Franck Masschelein
Works (#6) of the future big stadium Lille Metropole (March 2012)
Franck Masschelein
Chimney of an old abandoned brickyard (#2)
Franck Masschelein
The pond of the Puchoie
Franck Masschelein
On the old railroads of the 'boucle des deux clochers'
Franck Masschelein
Fortifications of Vauban (#1)
Franck Masschelein
The pyramid of Fontenoy
Franck Masschelein
Inside the wood of Heron park
Franck Masschelein
Memorial 1944 La Glanerie
Franck Masschelein
Natural space of Colbras
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.