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The pyramid of Fontenoy
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This is a view on the pyramid of Fontenoy, in Cysoing, historical monument since 1840. It is an obelisk, 17 m high triangular base built in 1750 in honor of Louis XV, it commemorates the king's stay in Cysoing on the eve of the battle of Fontenoy (May 1745). The shot was taken in march 2011, in the beginning of the afternoon. Source : http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cysoing

Copyright: Franck Masschelein
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