Fireworks of July 14, 2011, Douai Gayant
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Fireworks of July 14, 2011, Douai Gayant

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This is a view on the fireworks of July 14, 2011, held at Parc du Rivage of Douai, near Gayant Expo. This great fireworks show lasted about 20 minutes.

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A: Parc du Rivage Gayant Douai (#1)

di Franck Masschelein, 160 metri di distanza

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

Parc du Rivage Gayant Douai (#1)

B: Parc du Rivage Gayant Douai (#2)

di Franck Masschelein, 210 metri di distanza

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

Parc du Rivage Gayant Douai (#2)

C: The sluice of Douai, Quai des Fontainettes, on the Scarpe

di Franck Masschelein, 1.9 km di distanza

This is a view of the Scarpe, at the sluice of Douai. The shot was taken in april 2010, at the end of...

The sluice of Douai, Quai des Fontainettes, on the Scarpe

D: Park Bertin in autumn

di Franck Masschelein, 2.4 km di distanza

This is a view on the park Bertin of Douai. The shot was taken in november 2011, in the beginning of ...

Park Bertin in autumn

E: Chimney of an old abandoned brickyard (#1)

di Franck Masschelein, 3.5 km di distanza

Here is a view of the first chimney of the old abandoned brickyard Dupont-Delecourt in Sin-le-Noble. ...

Chimney of an old abandoned brickyard (#1)

F: Edith Piaf square of Cuincy, in the night

di Franck Masschelein, 3.5 km di distanza

This is a view of the Edith Piaf square of Cuincy, in the night. Nearby are Castle Cuincy, and the li...

Edith Piaf square of Cuincy, in the night

G: Inside the kiln of an old abandoned brickyard

di Franck Masschelein, 3.5 km di distanza

Here is a view from the inside of a kiln of the old abandoned brickyard Dupont-Delecourt in Sin-le-No...

Inside the kiln of an old abandoned brickyard

H: Chimney of an old abandoned brickyard (#2)

di Franck Masschelein, 3.6 km di distanza

Here is a view of the second chimney of the old abandoned brickyard Dupont-Delecourt in Sin-le-Noble....

Chimney of an old abandoned brickyard (#2)

I: The small sluice of Courchelettes, on the Scarpe

di Franck Masschelein, 5.3 km di distanza

This is a view of the Scarpe, at the small sluice of Courchelettes.The shot was taken in april 2013, ...

The small sluice of Courchelettes, on the Scarpe

J: Barge in dry dock at the shipyard Courchelettes (#1)

di Franck Masschelein, 5.8 km di distanza

Here is a view on a barge in dry dock at the shipyard Courchelettes. It is located at the mouth of th...

Barge in dry dock at the shipyard Courchelettes (#1)

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Questa è una vista generale di 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.

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