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Panorama's in de omgeving van France

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A: Pierrefonds - castle entrance

door Valentin Arfire, 80 hier vandaan

 a short bicycle trip brought me to this wonderful place and I felt inspired to take some handheld pa...

Pierrefonds - castle entrance

B: Chateau Pierrefonds - Violet le Duc

door Valentin Arfire, 120 hier vandaan

Chateau Pierrefonds - Violet le Duc

C: Pierrefonds square

door Valentin Arfire, 200 hier vandaan

 a short bicycle trip brought me to this wonderful place and I felt inspired to take some handheld pa...

Pierrefonds square

D: lake-Pierrefonds

door Valentin Arfire, 520 hier vandaan

a short bicycle trip brought me to this wonderful place and I felt inspired to take some handheld pan...

lake-Pierrefonds

E: Frozen Lake Panorama

door Valentin Arfire, 3.7 hier vandaan

accompanied by friends, today I've bravely walked upon the thick ice of the Lake:)the temperature did...

Frozen Lake Panorama

F: Last Swan

door Valentin Arfire, 3.9 hier vandaan

a single swan in autumn Canon 5D, tokina 10-17@15 mm, SNS-HDR lite

Last Swan

G: Trosly-Breuil-Place_des_Fetes-20_02_2012

door Valentin Arfire, 5.6 hier vandaan

Trosly-Breuil-Place_des_Fetes-20_02_2012

H: Ma Chambre at Trosly-Breuil

door Valentin Arfire, 5.8 hier vandaan

ma chambre viewhandheld 

Ma Chambre at Trosly-Breuil

I: La Chapelle - Trosly-Breuil

door Valentin Arfire, 6.1 hier vandaan

chappel at Trosly-Breuiliso 1600handheld

La Chapelle - Trosly-Breuil

J: Trosly-Breuil view from rooftop

door Valentin Arfire, 6.1 hier vandaan

I took the images for this pano during rain, a few days before I left the Arche community from Trosly...

Trosly-Breuil view from rooftop

Dit panorama is genomen in France

Dit is een overzicht van 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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