Windmills at Heron park
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Fotografia panorâmica por Franck Masschelein EXPERT Criado em 12:00, 10/11/2009 - Views loading...

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Windmills at Heron park

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This is a view of the windmills at the Heron park in Villeneuve d'Ascq, near the molenmuseum ("musée des moulins"). The shot was taken in november 2009, at the beginning of the afternoon.

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A: Playground of Heron park

Por Franck Masschelein, 390 metros de distância

This is a view on the playground of Heron park in Villeneuve d'Ascq, near the lake Saint-Jean. The sh...

Playground of Heron park

B: Inside the wood of Heron park

Por Franck Masschelein, 480 metros de distância

This is a view from inside the wood of Heron park in Villeneuve d'Ascq, between the path "Chemin de l...

Inside the wood of Heron park

C: Bigfoot at the Big Stadium Lille Metropole (#1)

Por Franck Masschelein, 2.9 Km de distância

A seated statue entitled "Bigfoot, the walking for the conscience" was installed next to the Grand St...

Bigfoot at the Big Stadium Lille Metropole (#1)

D: Bigfoot at the Big Stadium Lille Metropole (#2)

Por Franck Masschelein, 2.9 Km de distância

A seated statue entitled "Bigfoot, the walking for the conscience" was installed next to the Grand St...

Bigfoot at the Big Stadium Lille Metropole (#2)

E: Musee de plein air - the dovecote of Frethun

Por Franck Masschelein, 3.0 Km de distância

The Monique Teneur Association, Saving the Rural Heritage, has undertaken since 1989, the rescue of a...

Musee de plein air - the dovecote of Frethun

F: Musee de plein air - the medicinal garden

Por Franck Masschelein, 3.1 Km de distância

Here is a view from the medicinal garden of the musee de plein air in Villeneuve d'Ascq.The shot was ...

Musee de plein air - the medicinal garden

G: Musee de plein air - the labyrinth

Por Franck Masschelein, 3.1 Km de distância

Here is a view from the center of the vegetal maze of the musee de plein air in Villeneuve d'Ascq.The...

Musee de plein air - the labyrinth

H: Works (#2) of the future big stadium Lille Metropole (April 2010)

Por Franck Masschelein, 3.1 Km de distância

This is a view of the works of the future football Lille Metropole stadium of the LOSC 'ELISA EIFFAGE...

Works (#2) of the future big stadium Lille Metropole (April 2010)

I: Works (#3) of the big stadium Lille Metropole (October 2010)

Por Franck Masschelein, 3.1 Km de distância

This is a view on the evolution of the works of the future football Lille Metropole stadium of the LO...

Works (#3) of the big stadium Lille Metropole (October 2010)

J: Works (#5) of the future big stadium Lille Metropole (March 2011)

Por Franck Masschelein, 3.1 Km de distância

This is a view on the evolution of the works of the future football Lille Metropole stadium of the LO...

Works (#5) of the future big stadium Lille Metropole (March 2011)

Esta panorâmica foi tirada em France

Esta é uma visão geral de 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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