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Fotografie panoramica de Franck Masschelein EXPERT Fotografiat 14:40, 21/01/2011 - Views loading...

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This is a view on an old abandoned cart in a meadow. The shot was taken in january 2011, in the middle of the afternoon. Panorama made in HDR version (enfuse).

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A: Memorial 1944 La Glanerie

de Franck Masschelein, la distanta de 410 metri

The village La Glanerie is known for its Pont de la Libération.It is through this bridge that the fir...

Memorial 1944 La Glanerie

B: Elsa, draught horse

de Franck Masschelein, la distanta de 650 metri

This is a view on a draught horse (or plough horse), whose name is Elsa, and who is 19 years old. The...

Elsa, draught horse

C: Crash site of the B17 bomber

de Franck Masschelein, la distanta de 710 metri

This is a view of the crash site of the B17 41-9018 bomber, dropped at Mouchin October 9, 1942. The F...

Crash site of the B17 bomber

D: Inside the bunker B356

de Franck Masschelein, la distanta de 830 metri

This is a view from inside the bunker B356 ("Pont-du-Chateau"). This is a 1rst MR-Da type double bunk...

Inside the bunker B356

E: On the top of the bunker B356

de Franck Masschelein, la distanta de 840 metri

This is a view from above the bunker B356 ("Pont-du-Chateau"). This is a 1rst MR-Da type double bunke...

On the top of the bunker B356

F: Inside the bunker B349

de Franck Masschelein, la distanta de 950 metri

This is a view from inside the bunker B349 (Montury). This is a 1rst MR-G4 type double right hand fla...

Inside the bunker B349

G: Calvary of Howardries

de Franck Masschelein, la 3.9 km distanta

This is a view of the calvary of Howardries.The following is engraved :VIVE JESUS VIVE SA CROIXEN SOU...

Calvary of Howardries

H: Church Saint-Martin of Rongy

de Franck Masschelein, la 6.0 km distanta

As was the case elsewhere in the country, the War of 1914-1918 destroyed numerous buildings. The chur...

Church Saint-Martin of Rongy

I: Notre Dame de Lourdes, Chapel of Esplechin

de Franck Masschelein, la 6.0 km distanta

Here is a view on a statue of Notre Dame de Lourdes, in a chapel of Esplechin.The shot was taken in j...

Notre Dame de Lourdes, Chapel of Esplechin

J: Distorted road in countryside of Pevele

de Franck Masschelein, la 6.9 km distanta

This is a view on the "Chemin des Caches Vaches", in the contryside of Pevele (Quennaumont, Cysoing)....

Distorted road in countryside of Pevele

Aceasta panorama a fost facuta in France

Aceasta este un ansamblu a 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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