Under The Bridge Grenoble
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Under The Bridge Grenoble

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Under a road/rail bridge over the Isere river on the north side of Grenoble is a great spot to find some excellect graffiti art. There's a long walkway that runs alongside the river which also includes a series of art-works continuously evolving (and a few Romani Gypsie encampments closer to town).

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di France

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A: Photosynth Panorama

di Anonymous User, 950 metri di distanza

I created this panorama with the Photosynth app on my iOS device, http://www.photosynth.net.

Photosynth Panorama

B: View at Grenoble and nearby from Bastille

di Vincèn Pujol, 1.6 km di distanza

View at Grenoble, Vercors and toward Lyon, from Bastille top. Pano done in april 2008.

View at Grenoble and nearby from Bastille

C: Porte de France at Night

di Andy Bryant, 1.7 km di distanza

 The Porte de France 'city gate' was constructed in 1620 by Lesdiguières, protecting a bridge into Gr...

Porte de France at Night

D: Porte de France, Grenoble, France

di Vincèn Pujol, 1.9 km di distanza

Main arrival point by road from Lyon in Grenoble.

Porte de France, Grenoble, France

E: La Nef Neon Grenoble

di Andy Bryant, 2.1 km di distanza

This cinema is just outside of downtown Grenoble, and has some fantastic old-school neon and silouett...

La Nef Neon Grenoble

F: Grenoble

di Atila Bezdan, 2.1 km di distanza

Grenoble

G: Grenoble, Place Grenette

di Atila Bezdan, 2.3 km di distanza

Grenoble, Place Grenette

H: Grenoble, Place Notre Dame

di Atila Bezdan, 2.4 km di distanza

Grenoble, Place Notre Dame

I: Grenoble from the Tour Sans Venin at Night

di Andy Bryant, 4.9 km di distanza

The Tour Sans Venin is a relic of a dungeon of the XIIIth century, perched on a hill 666 m above sea ...

Grenoble from the Tour Sans Venin at Night

J: Grenoble from above La Dent Du Loup

di Andy Bryant, 6.9 km di distanza

A view of Grenoble from just above la Dent Du Loup - a popular viewpoint in the Vercors region, just ...

Grenoble from above La Dent Du Loup

Questo panorama è stato scattato in France

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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