0 Likes

Porte de France at Night
France

The Porte de France 'city gate' was constructed in 1620 by Lesdiguières, protecting a bridge into Grenoble and lines up with the main Boulevard Gambetta into the heart of Grenoble.  It is one of the last remains of the city fortifications constructed by Lesdiguieres.

A latin inscription honors Louis XIII and Francois de Bonne, and noteds that the original name of the gate was the Porte royale.  It was renovated in 1847-1848, and then converted into a war memorial between 1929 and 1932.

More info is available from the following wikipedia pages Bastille (English), Bastille (French), History of Grenoble (French).

Copyright: Andy bryant
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 15172x7586
Uploaded: 03/05/2011
Updated: 13/08/2014
Views:

...


Tags: gate; porte; building; night; fortification; road
comments powered by Disqus

Vincèn Pujol
Porte de France, Grenoble, France
Andy Bryant
La Nef Neon Grenoble
Atila Bezdan
Grenoble
Vincèn Pujol
View at Grenoble and nearby from Bastille
Atila Bezdan
Grenoble, Place Grenette
Atila Bezdan
Grenoble, Place Notre Dame
Andy Bryant
Under The Bridge Grenoble
Anonymous User
Photosynth Panorama
Andy Bryant
Grenoble from the Tour Sans Venin at Night
Andy Bryant
Toilets at the Fort de Comboire
Andy Bryant
Fort de Comboire corridor
Andy Bryant
Barracks at the Fort de Comboire
dieter kik
brest 2 Ponts sur l'Elorn
Ralph G. Roeske
Traunkirchen Promenade Traunsee April 2009
Vladimir Salman
Ruins of church in a round floor 01
Paco Lorente
View of L'Hemisferic at the City of Arts and Sciences
Tibor Illes
Archabbey of Pannonhalma Crypt
Greg Rys
Anza Borrego Desert, Yellow Wildflowers in Bloom
Jean-Pierre Lavoie
Botanical Garden, the magic lanterns
Jacek Iwaszkiewicz
Poland Ustka
dieter kik
Brest Maison Blanche
Igor Marx
Garten 04
Greg Rys
Ocotillo Wells SVRA Desert Sand Dunes
Vladimir Salman
Alehsandr Ruhinin the sculptor
Andy Bryant
Suc De Montivenoux
Andy Bryant
View From Es Cornador Gran 953m To Soller And Port De Soller On Mallorca
Andy Bryant
Park Volodimirski Kiev
Andy Bryant
Port De Soller, Mallorca
Andy Bryant
Outside Palma Cathedral
Andy Bryant
La Nef Neon Grenoble
Andy Bryant
Chamrousse Plateau De L Arselle
Andy Bryant
Vulcano Crater
Andy Bryant
Lacfourchu 300 Lacfourchu 308 8 Images Equi
Andy Bryant
Grenoble from above La Dent Du Loup
Andy Bryant
Lacfourchu 100 Lacfourchu 111 12 Images Equi
Andy Bryant
Palma Cathedral Interior
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.