1 Like

Chartres Cathedral
France

The existing building of Chartres Cathedral is the greatest example of French Gothic architectural style. The cathedral contains outstanding sculptures and stained glass windows.

Copyright: Martin broomfield
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Geüpload: 23/07/2010
Geüpdatet: 10/06/2014
Keer bekeken:

...


Tags: cathedral; catholic; religion; gothic; stone; glass
comments powered by Disqus

Alexandr Danilov
Chartres Cathedral
Alexandr Danilov
Chartres Cathedral
Alexandr Danilov
Chartres Cathedral
Martin Broomfield
Choir Screen, Chartres Cathedral
Martin Broomfield
Chartres Cathedral
Martin Broomfield
Chartres Cathedral
Alexandr Danilov
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres
Marc Sans
Musée de Chartres
Marc Sans
jardin de la cathedrale
Marc Sans
jardin de l'éveché et musée
Marc Sans
Le parvis et la Chatédrale de Chartres
Marc Sans
jardin de l'éveché et musée
Jan Vrsinsky
Valley of Urzulei
yunzen liu
Shanghai lujiazui financial center at night 1
Marcio Cabral
Resurgence of Silver River
Тимофей Осипов
вид на три озера: Светлое, Мраморное, Горных Духов
Jan Vrsinsky
Inside of Ruins of The Silver Mine
Andreas Brett
Half Dome, Yosemite National Park
Тимофей Осипов
P1170864 80029 5ipslogo
Andrea Biffi
Fori Imperiali - Foro di Cesare
Jan Vrsinsky
View From Castello, Castelsardo
Jan Vrsinsky
Argentiera Bay
Tina Gauer & Oli Burle - www.360tourist.net
El Fanar on Christmas day
Ivor Linington
Norwich Royal Arcade
Martin Broomfield
Rice Seller, Kendari Market, South East Sulawesi
Martin Broomfield
Flood at Sunda Kelapa, Jakarta
Martin Broomfield
The Old Dispensary, Stone Town, Zanzibar
Martin Broomfield
Minto Bridges over the Rideau River, New Edinburgh, Ottawa, Canada
Martin Broomfield
Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria
Martin Broomfield
Sunset, Gili Trawangan
Martin Broomfield
Campuhan Bridges, Ubud
Martin Broomfield
Aceh Tug Boat
Martin Broomfield
Watson's Mill, Manotick
Martin Broomfield
The Triton Bastion, Galle Fort, Sri Lanka
Martin Broomfield
Market Trader, Kendari, South East Sulawesi
Martin Broomfield
Beit el-Sahel, Zanzibar
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.