0 Likes

The pink hippopotamus of Roncq
France

This is a view of the pink hippopotamus of Roncq. The shot was taken in april 2010, at the middle of the afternoon. More information on the legend of the pink hippopotamus on the web site of the city of Roncq : http://roncq.org/content/view/268/188/

Copyright: Franck Masschelein
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11396x5698
Taken: 23/04/2010
Uploaded: 25/04/2010
Updated: 11/09/2014
Views:

...


Tags: hippopotamus; pink; pink hippopotamus; pond; trees; nature; roncq; france
comments powered by Disqus

Jedsada Puangsaichai
Wat Chang Rob, Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park, Near Infrared
Igor Marx
Berlinerallee 4
Carel Struycken
Fremont Troll
Christof Martin - pfalz360.de
Lac des Quatre Cantons
Stefan Bock
Dschungelpalast Zoo Hannover
Ronald Tichelaar
Kitesurfing at the cliff of Mirns
Andrea Biffi
Chiusa Di Rio Di Pusteria
Andrea Biffi
piazza del Duomo a Trento - Italy
CHRISTIAN DEL ROSARIO
Stockholm City Hall Dance Hall
Rob van Gils
Lower Antelope Canyon
Simona Bartolomei
"Mazzolin di Fiori" in Piazza Anfiteatro
Yuriy White
Оперный театр. Галерка справа
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.