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The Vatican at mid-height (with new indoor photos)
The city of Vatican: Saint Peter's square and basilica, gardens, museums, officials and residentials buildings of the Pope, situated in the territory of the smallest state in the world. Aerial photos made at mid-height with tethered balloon.
(150 pictures) | Ref.: 20181001 (952) | Date: 17/12/2018 | Place: Rome - Italie | Features
Canada - The Sentries of Great North
Faced with the future climate, economic and strategic challenges in the Arctic in the coming decades, Canada is positioning itself by conducting a major military operation every year in March in the vast northern lands of Nunavut, the largest and less populated states of the country.
(185 pictures) | Ref.: 20180402 (930) | Date: 16/10/2018 | Place: Cambridge Bay et environs - Canada - Etat du Nunavut | Features
Tropical Japan: Ryukyu Archipelago and Okinawa Island
Located 2000 km southwest of Tokyo, coral reefs, lush forests and underwater dives of tropical Japan have nothing to envy to the more famous islands of the Pacific... with japanese culture and gastronomy in addition !
(165 pictures) | Ref.: 20180201 (920) | Date: 29/09/2017 | Place: Okinawa, Ishigaki - Japon | Features
Abbeys of France
Portrait of 32 Abbeys of France (see details on map in picture 1)
(1125 pictures) | Ref.: 20170901 (919) | Date: 19/09/2017 | Place: France | Features
Puerto Vallarta and its bay - Mexico - captions in french only
(200 pictures) | Ref.: 20170401 (927) | Date: 30/03/2017 | Place: Puerto Vallarta - Mexique | Features
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(150 pictures) | Ref.: 20140902 (910) | Date: 07/09/2014 | Place: Paris - France | Features
The Cavern of Pont d'Arc (construction of the replica of Chauvet Cave) - spring 2012 - summer 2014 - From the start of the works to the opening (Sp...
This will be the largest replica cave in the world. Started in spring 2012, this exclusive story describes the work of reconstruction of the Cavern of Pont d'Arc, divided between Vallon Pont d'Arc, Montignac, Toulouse, Paris, Saint Priest (Lyon) and Meylan (Grenoble). Once completed, more than one thousand drawings, paintings and sculptures made by the first artist...
(250 pictures) | Ref.: 20140901 (869) | Date: 29/08/2014 | Place: Vallon Pont d'Arc, Montignac, Toulouse, Paris, Saint Priest (Lyon), Meylan (Grenoble). - France | Features
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(80 pictures) | Ref.: 20140701 (902) | Date: 13/06/2014 | Place: Antibes, Martigues, Collioure, Biarritz, Arcachon et cap Ferret, La Rochelle, Le Pouldu (Pont-Aven), Honfleur, - France | Features
The Sultanate of Oman
The city of Muscat, the southern coast of Muscat, on the Arabian Sea, the medieval forts classified to Unesco, the villages and palm groves of the interior of the country, Djebel Shams, Jebel Akdar, Wahiba desert Sands, Wadi Bani Khalid, etc.
(100 pictures) | Ref.: 20140501 (918) | Date: 01/06/2017 | Place: Mascate, Nizwa, Djebel Akdar. - | Features
The cathedral of Strasbourg (Unesco world heritage) at mid-height - 2° part
(155 pictures) | Ref.: 20140402 (884) | Date: 31/03/2014 | Place: Strasbourg - France | Features
The cathedral of Strasbourg (Unesco world heritage) at mid-height
Exclusive, pictures at mid-height of the exterior and interior of the cathedral, which was long the highest monument of Christianity.
(200 pictures) | Ref.: 20140401 (759) | Date: 07/10/2011 | Place: Strasbourg - France | Features
The main historical sites of the Allied landings in Normandy (6 June 1944) on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of DDay. At mid-height.
For the upcoming commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy on 6 June 1944, photo story on the twelve major sites that have marked the history of "the longest day". Parmi les principales manifestations prévues : Major events planned: - June 5, Nightfall, from Utah Beach to Sword Beach: 24 fireworks are fired simultaneously t...
(76 pictures) | Ref.: 20140301 (876) | Date: 19/02/2014 | Place: France | Features
Thirteen villages amoung the most beautiful in France
(130 pictures) | Ref.: 20140203 (882) | Date: 13/03/2014 | Features
800th anniversary of Saint Louis - The medieval city of Aigues Mortes at mid-height.
On the occasion of future 800th anniversary of the birth of Saint Louis (April 25, 2014), a portrait ay mid-heught of the city of Aigues Mortes. Founded by the king in the thirteenth century (around 1240), this walled city was the first port of the kingdom of France on the Mediterranean Sea and lives the departure of the 7th and 8th Crusades.
(54 pictures) | Ref.: 20140202 (848) | Date: 14/07/2013 | Place: Aigues Mortes - France | Features
14-18 war centenary : Remains and majors memorials of the Great War in France, from Artois to Alsace. At mid-height.
To mark the beginning of the commemoration of the Great War, reporting on major memorials (French, US, British, Canadian and German monuments and cemeteries, ossuaries) as well as the sites of the major battlefields where you can still see, almost 100 years later, the remains of battles (battlefields, trenches, craters and minefields, destroyed villages, ancient fo...
(253 pictures) | Ref.: 20131002 (856) | Date: 15/10/2013 | Place: France | Features
The diocese of Lille at mid-height (on the occasion of its centenary)
On the occasion of the centenary of the Diocese of Lille, eight sites of religious heritage of the Northern Department photographed at mid-height. With, in Lille, Notre Dame de la Treille Cathedral (photo 1-60), the Catholic University (Photos 61-85), the Benedictine monastery (photo 86-105), the Chapel of Reconciliation (photo 106 120). In Roubaix, the Church of S...
(180 pictures) | Ref.: 20131001 (853) | Date: 23/09/2013 | Place: Lille, Roubaix, Séclin, Steenvorde, Dunkerque - France | Features
Marseille at mid-height (from the four major religious sites of the city).
The city of Marseille seen from the Notre Dame de la Garde (photo 1-45), the Cathedral of the Major (Photos 46-85), the Abbey of Saint Victor (Photos 86 to 120) and Basilica of the Sacred Heart (Photos 121-150).
(152 pictures) | Ref.: 20130804 (851) | Date: 05/05/2013 | Place: Marseille - France | Features
Most beautiful villages and Insolites Sites of France - Summer 2013
Most beautiful villages in France, Part 2: Saint Suliac (photo 1-12), Locronan (Photos 13-24), Blaye (photos 25 to 32), Collonges la Rouge (Photos 33-44), Saint Agnes pictures 45-56 ) Oppede le Vieux (Photos 57-69). Insolites Sites of France, Part 2: The Provencal Colorado at Rustrel (pictures 70-73), the Missiri mosque in Fréjus (Photos 74-78), the solar oven at ...
(89 pictures) | Ref.: 20130604 (847) | Date: 18/05/2007 | Place: France | Features
Chartres Cathedral (Unesco world heritage) - Part 1 - Inside
(160 pictures) | Ref.: 20130504 (846) | Date: 17/05/2013 | Place: Chartres - France | Features
Lisieux at mid-height : Basilica, Carmel, Saint Pierre Cathedral, and Maison des Buissonnets
Portrait at mid-height of the second place of pilgrimage in France (after Lourdes), which includes the Basilica of St. Teresa (built in 1929 and consecrated in 1954), the Carmel, St. Peter's Cathedral and the house of Buissonnets, where St. Teresa lived as a child.
(140 pictures) | Ref.: 20130501 (842) | Date: 21/04/2013 | Place: Lisieux - France | Features
Villeneuve sur Lot at mid-height
On the occasion of the exhibition "May of Photography 2013," the town of Villeneuve sur Lot commissioned Stéphane Compoint to make a portrait of the city at mid-height. He has done it with his remote controlled tethered balloon.
(105 pictures) | Ref.: 20130403 (836) | Date: 05/04/2013 | Place: Villeneuve sur Lot - France | Features
400th anniversary of Le Notre, gardener of king Louis XIV: the park of Versailles (Unesco world heritage) at mid-height
2013 is an opportunity to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the birth of André Le Nôtre (born 12 March 1613 in Paris - died 15 September 1700 in Paris), who was gardener of King Louis XIV from 1645 to 1700 and was particularly responsible for designing the layout of the park and gardens of Versailles, but also those of Vaux-le-Vicomte and Chantilly.
(35 pictures) | Ref.: 20130103 (818) | Date: 10/09/2010 | Place: Versailles - France | Features
Notre Dame de Paris - The new bells of the cathedral, from manufacturing to new ringing, February 2012 to March 2013.
From 17 February 2012 to 2 February 2013, the entire process of manufacture of the nine new bells, then their arrival and baptism in Paris. With the exception of great bell Emmanuel, they dated from the nineteenth century and were of poor quality, the originals having been melted during the French Revolution. That is why, on the occasion of the 850th anniversary of...
(160 pictures) | Ref.: 20121103 (811) | Date: 23/05/2012 | Place: Paris, Villedieu les Poeles , Asten - France, Pays Bas | Features
Notre Dame de Paris (Unesco world heritage) - 850th anniversary - The Cathedral at mid-height
To mark the celebrations of the 850 years of Notre Dame de Paris in 2013 (taking place from 12 December 2012 to 24 November 2013), the world's most visited cathedral as you've never seen. Exclusive photo story by tethered balloon.
(200 pictures) | Ref.: 20121102 (810) | Date: 16/11/2012 | Place: Paris - France | Features
The Mont Saint Michel (Unesco world heritage) at mid-height (2nd part)
(105 pictures) | Ref.: 20120602 (788) | Date: 24/05/2012 | Place: Mont Saint Michel - France | Features
The Mont Saint Michel (Unesco world heritage) at mid-height (1st part)
Le Mont Saint Michel : aerial photos, half-height (made with remote controlled tethered balloon ) and ground of the main sites of the Wonder of the West. More pictures will be added over the months. Also, feel free to contact us if you have a specific request.
(184 pictures) | Ref.: 20120601 (578) | Date: 22/12/2007 | Place: Mt St Michel - France | Features
Joan of Arc historic route : relics and works of art from Domremy to Rouen
To mark the 600th anniversary of the birth of Joan of Arc, relics and works of art in the nine major cities that have marked the journey of the maiden between 1429 and 1431.
(160 pictures) | Ref.: 20120302 (784) | Date: 13/01/2012 | Place: Diverses - France | Features
The Cathedral of Bayonne at mid-height
Exclusive images outside and inside of the cathedral of Bayonne, made at mid-height with thethered photo-balloon.
(250 pictures) | Ref.: 20120201 (781) | Date: 16/02/2012 | Place: Bayonne - France | Features
The Pyramids of Black Pharaohs (Unesco World Heritage) at mid-height (Sudan and Egypt)
The pyramids of Meroe (220 km northeast of Khartoum) and the ancient sites of Naga and Mussawarat were classified the 29 June 2011 on the World Heritage List of UNESCO. A few months ago, we followed the visit of Menno Welling, a member of ICOMOS (agency which "notes" candidates) on all three sites of ancient kingdom of Kush, who ruled during seven centuries over an...
(125 pictures) | Ref.: 20120101 (756) | Date: 24/09/2010 | Place: Méroé, Mussawarat, Naga, Khartoum, Assouan - Soudan | Features
The cathedral of Amiens (Unesco world heritage) at mid-height
(193 pictures) | Ref.: 20110803 (736) | Date: 10/08/2011 | Place: Amiens - France | Features
Saint Tropez and the beaches of Pampelonne at mid-height
(115 pictures) | Ref.: 20110802 (755) | Date: 11/10/2009 | Place: Saint Tropez - France | Features
The most beautiful beaches of France at mid-height
(125 pictures) | Ref.: 20110801 (739) | Date: 11/06/2011 | Place: France | Features
The cathedral of Reims (Unesco world heritage) at mid-height
In exclusive pictures of the exterior and interior of the Cathedral at mid-height.
(200 pictures) | Ref.: 20110601 (730) | Date: 06/04/2011 | Place: Reims - France | Features
Inside the nuclear plants of Bugey (2011) and Cattenom (2003) during their decennial revisions
(100 pictures) | Ref.: 20110402 (723) | Date: 20/04/2011 | Place: Saint Vulbas (01) et Cattenom (57) - France | Features
Eiffel Tower switches to all digital transmissions (TV and radio). At mid-height
(50 pictures) | Ref.: 20110302 (688) | Date: 05/03/2011 | Place: Paris - France | Features
The cathedral of Albi (Unesco world heritage) at mid-height (part 2, inside)
(88 pictures) | Ref.: 20110202 (714) | Date: 29/01/2011 | Place: Albi - France | Features
The cathedral of Albi (Unesco world heritage) at mid-height (part 1, outside)
(136 pictures) | Ref.: 20110201 (671) | Date: 15/09/2010 | Place: Albi - France | Features
The medieval city of Troyes (Unesco World Heritage) at mid-height
(80 pictures) | Ref.: 20101004 (672) | Date: 14/10/2010 | Place: Troyes - France | Features
The Palace of Versailles and its gardens (Unesco world heritage) at mid-height (part 3)
(115 pictures) | Ref.: 20100903 (673) | Date: 02/11/2010 | Place: Versailles - France | Features
The Palace of Versailles and its gardens (Unesco world heritage), part 2 : the Bosquet des Trois Fontaines restored
With financial support from foreign associations, the architects of Versailles were able to find the archives, then redraw the plans to rebuild identically this iconic site of the Gardens of Versailles, which had disappeared for nearly three centuries
(91 pictures) | Ref.: 20100902 (416) | Date: 02/06/2005 | Place: Versailles - France | Features
The Palace of Versailles and its gardens (Unesco world heritage) at mid-height (part 1)
(200 pictures) | Ref.: 20100901 (374) | Date: 12/01/2005 | Place: Versailles - France | Features
Dubai - Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world at mid-height (part 2)
Khalifa Burj Khalifa, tallest tower in the world with 828 meters, is part of an urbanistic, real estate and architectural unusual project covering an area of two km2. Called "Downtown Burj Khalifa", this district created ex nihilo includes, besides the skyscraper itself, a set of 30 000 homes and 20 residential towers, 9 hotels, the largest shopping mall in the wor...
(115 pictures) | Ref.: 20100803 (653) | Date: 03/06/2010 | Place: Dubai - Emirats Arabes Unis | Features
Dubai - The Palm, The World and Burj Khalifa (the tallest tower in the world) at mid-height (part 1 : worksites
World’s highest tower, huge off-shore building sites, giant malls with indoor ski slopes, etc.: aerial photos and ground. In just a few years, the tiny emirate has become the object of a vertiginous economic, real-estate and tourism boom, probably without parallel in recent history. A selection of seven sites among the most interesting and spectacular.
(80 pictures) | Ref.: 20100802 (480) | Date: 16/06/2006 | Place: Dubaï - Emirats Arabes Unis | Features
The Champs Elysées of Paris converted to countryside landscapes for a weekend. At mid-height
Twenty years after planting wheat on the most beautiful avenue in the world during the Great Harvest, the street artist Gad Weil takes the path of the Champs Elysees. With Laurence Medioni and support the Young Farmers, he staged beds of forest trees, cereals and vegetable crops. A total of 150 species that make up a large puzzle of rural France. A huge project of ...
(70 pictures) | Ref.: 20100503 (642) | Date: 27/05/2010 | Place: Paris - France | Features
The Cannes Film Festival at mid-height
(28 pictures) | Ref.: 20100502 (717) | Date: 17/05/2010 | Place: Cannes - France | Features
Cities and sites of Burgundy (Unesco World Heritage) at mid-height
Burgundy: aerial photos, mid-height (made with remote controlled tethered balloon) and ground from Dijon, Beaune, Autun, Auxerre, Cluny, Vezelay, Fontenay and other sites.
(100 pictures) | Ref.: 20100101 (632) | Date: 04/01/2010 | Place: Dijon, Beaune, Autun, Auxerre, Cluny, Vezelay, Fontenay - France | Features
The passive house (autonomous in energy) of Bessancourt and other french sites for sustainable development. At mid-height
Bessencourt, Antibes, Dunkerque, Lons le Saunier, Mulhouse, Rennes: aerial photos, mid-height (with remote controlled tethered balloon) and ground of six french cities and sites involved in the fight against the greenhouse effect, the global warming and sustainable development.
(146 pictures) | Ref.: 20091104 (626) | Date: 12/12/2009 | Place: Bessencourt, Antibes, Dunkerque, Lons le Saunier, Mulhouse, Rennes - France | Features
The Ile Seguin of Boulogne-Billancourt : worksite at mid-height
The construction site of Ile Seguin : aerial photos, mid-height (made with remote controlled tethered balloon) and ground until completion, expected in 2013
(22 pictures) | Ref.: 20091103 (623) | Date: 17/11/2009 | Place: Boulogne Billancourt - France | Features
Berlin : The Wall remains and the city 20 years after the end of Iron Curtain. At mid-height
The Berlin Wall has been the subject of extensive restoration campaign to mark the twentieth anniversary of his fall, November 9, 1989. Aerial photos, mid-height (made with remote controlled tethered balloon) and ground. Scattered throughout the city, fragments, memorials and artworks evoking the wall are now protected and maintained in the midle of an urban enviro...
(110 pictures) | Ref.: 20091001 (621) | Date: 03/10/2009 | Place: Berlin - Allemagne | Features
Paris : The painters climbers of the Eiffel Tower at mid-height
The Eiffel Tower is getting a makeover to mark its 120 anniversary. For the makeup, an international team (France, United Kingdom, Portugal, Romania, Morocco and Greece) 26 painters climbers who began the 19th year restoration of the monument, planned from April 2009 to October 2010. Seven years after the previous season, rain, wind, heat, frost, bird droppings and...
(120 pictures) | Ref.: 20090801 (620) | Date: 10/08/2009 | Place: Paris - France | Features
Hot air balloons : World record rally in Lorraine region. At mid-height
The Lorraine Mondial Air Ballon (24 July to 2 August 2009) is the largest international gathering of hot air balloons (the one of Albuquerque, USA, is involving mainly americans). The event is located on the airfield Chambley-Bussières (former NATO military base near Metz) and held for 20 years by Philippe Buron Pilatre (descendant of Jean-François de Rozier Pila...
(25 pictures) | Ref.: 20090702 (618) | Date: 27/07/2009 | Place: Chambley-Bussières - France | Features
FBS : Price for the Intelligence of the Hand 2009, 10th Anniversary (part 2)
(250 pictures) | Ref.: 20090602 (778) | Date: 12/06/2009 | Place: Paris - France | Features
FBS : Price for the Intelligence of the Hand 2009, 10th Anniversary (part 1)
(250 pictures) | Ref.: 20090601 (777) | Date: 07/06/2009 | Place: Paris - France | Features
The city of Marrakech (Unesco world heritage) at mid-height
Marrakech : aerials and mid-height (made with remote controlled tethered balloon) photos of Djemma Efna square, the Koutoubia and main sites of Marrakesh.
(75 pictures) | Ref.: 20090501 (607) | Date: 07/05/2009 | Place: Marrakech - Maroc | Features
The city of Colmar at mid-height
The city of Colmar : aerial photos, half-height (made with remote controlled tethered balloon) and ground
(70 pictures) | Ref.: 20090401 (602) | Date: 07/03/2009 | Place: Colmar - France | Features
The city of Pau at mid-height
The city of Pau : aerial photos, mid-height (made with remote controlled tethered balloon) and ground
(70 pictures) | Ref.: 20090301 (601) | Date: 26/02/2009 | Place: Pau - France | Features
The city of Rouen at mid-height
The city of Rouen : aerial photos, half-height (made with remote controlled tethered balloon) and ground
(100 pictures) | Ref.: 20081201 (587) | Date: 04/12/2008 | Place: Rouen - France | Features
The city of Paris (with Unesco world heritage sites) at mid-height (part 2, right bank)
Paris : aerial photos and mid-height (made with remote controlled tethered balloon) of the main sites of the capital (right bank). More pictures will be added over the months. Also, feel free to contact us if you have a specific request.
(101 pictures) | Ref.: 20081102 (590) | Date: 08/01/2009 | Place: Paris - France | Features
The city of Paris (with Unesco world heritage sites) at mid-height (part 1, left bank and general view)
Paris : aerial photos and mid-height (made with remote controlled tethered balloon) of the main sites of the capital (left bank). More pictures will be added over the months. Also, feel free to contact us if you have a specific request.
(81 pictures) | Ref.: 20081101 (589) | Date: 05/01/2009 | Place: Paris - France | Features
The Bahamas islands
The Bahamas, underwater photography, aerial, half-height (made with remote controlled tethered balloon) and ground of the main points of the archipelago, which counts 700 islands and 200 rocks spread over 1200 km from north to south (only 5% are inhabited). Known for luxury tourism and its tax system, the archipelago is primarily a natural paradise with pristine be...
(150 pictures) | Ref.: 20081001 (588) | Date: 17/12/2008 | Place: Bahamas | Features
FBS : Price for the Intelligence of the Hand 2008 (textile)
(170 pictures) | Ref.: 20080601 (776) | Date: 30/06/2008 | Place: Paris - France | Features
Vauban french citadels (Unesco world heritage) at mid-height
14 Vauban citadels in aerial photos, at mid-height (with remote controlled tethered balloon) and ground. They have been classified as World Heritage by Unesco in 2008, the tercentenary of the death of Sebastien Priest, Marshal Vauban (1633-1707). A choice that aims to protect and enhance these fortifications designed by this genius of defensive architecture, which ...
(153 pictures) | Ref.: 20070701 (559) | Date: 03/09/2007 | Place: France | Features
North Pole : Expedition Pole Airship led by Jean Louis Etienne. April 2007
On the Russian Barneo Ice Station (located at the north pole, more exactly at 89.6 ° N average), French and German scientists came up with four divers professionals calibrate their measuring instruments under the ice for the Pole Airship expedition, whose journey transpolar airship was planned for spring 2008. Weighted with a specific measuring instrument called E...
(129 pictures) | Ref.: 20070401 (556) | Date: 11/05/2007 | Place: Station polaire russe de Barnéo - Pôle Nord | Features
The Tour de France (cycling) at mid-height
Aerial photos and mid-height (made with remote controlled tethered balloon) on the roads of the Tour de France.
(25 pictures) | Ref.: 20060901 (527) | Date: 14/09/2006 | Place: France | Features
The medieval city of Provins (Unesco world heritage) at mid-height
The city of Provins : aerial photos, mid-height (made with remote controlled tethered balloon) and ground of a medieval site listed in World Heritage by Unesco and among the best preserved in France
(35 pictures) | Ref.: 20060602 (479) | Date: 14/06/2006 | Place: Provins - France | Features
Germany : Stadiums and cities of football world cup 2006 at mid-height
Football Stadiums : aerial photographs, mid-height (made with remote controlled tethered balloon) and ground of sports fields and cities where the matches took place in the FIFA World Cup 2006 in Germany.
(145 pictures) | Ref.: 20060501 (477) | Date: 16/05/2006 | Place: Berlin, Munich, Dortmund, Francfort, Frankfort, Hambourg, Gelsenkirchen, Stuttgart, Cologne, Nuremberg, Leipzig, Hanovre, Kaise - Allemagne | Features
Shanghai: The longest bridge and largest port in the world at mid-height
Shanghai has become the first port in the world by creating the giant deepwater port of Yangshan islands. To connect it to the shore, the Chinese built the Donghai bridge (length: 32.5 km), which became the world's longest above sea. Aerial photos, mid-height (made with remote controlled tethered balloon) and ground.
(80 pictures) | Ref.: 20051101 (465) | Date: 28/11/2005 | Place: Shanghai - Chine | Features
The belfries of northern France (Unesco world heritage) at mid-height
The belfries of Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardy were classified by World Heritage of UNESCO in 2005. Aerial photos, mid-height (made with remote controlled tethered balloon) and ground. Built between the eleventh and the seventeenth century, these twenty-three belfries illustrate the architectural styles of Roman, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque. Originally, a belfr...
(140 pictures) | Ref.: 20050902 (463) | Date: 14/09/2005 | Place: Abbeville, Aire sur la Lys, Amiens, Armentières, Arras, Bailleul, Bergues, Béthune, Boulogne, Calais, Cambrai, Comines, etc. - France | Features
Carnac stones, Castle of Haut-Koenigsbourg, Villa Savoye Le Corbusier, Castle of Chaumont, Abbey of Saint Andre in Lavaudieu. At mid-height
These remarkable sites of French heritage have been offered for sale by the state. Aerial photos, mid-height (made with remote controlled tethered balloon) and ground. Carnac stones : photos 1 to 10. Chateau Haut-Koenigsbourg: Photos 11 to 30. Villa Savoye Le Corbusier: photos 31 50. Chateau de Chaumont: Photos 51 to 65. Abbey of Saint Andre in Lavaudieu: Photos 66...
(81 pictures) | Ref.: 20050901 (448) | Date: 14/09/2005 | Place: Orschwiller, Bas Rhin (67); Lavaudieu, Haute Loire (43); Chaumont sur Loire, Indre et Loire (37); Carnac, Morbihan (56); Poissy - France | Features
A swiss glacier packed in Andermatt due to global warming
The swiss resort of Andermatt has been packing the upper glacier Gemsstock to slow the decline, of about five meters per year. For twenty years, all of Alpine glaciers are victims of melting, probably due to global warming.
(20 pictures) | Ref.: 20050501 (413) | Date: 10/05/2005 | Place: Andermatt - Switzerland | Features
The Brachiosaurus (largest land animal of all time) and other dinosaurs fossils of Mongolia
"Dinosaurs" was an exhibition which first presentation was held in Vigo, Spain, in late 2004. It then toured Europe for over a year. It presented an exclusive collection of fossils from Mongolia, dated 80 million years. Among the skeletons exposed, a faithful replica of the largest land animal of all time : Brachiosaurus.
(60 pictures) | Ref.: 20050201 (414) | Date: 05/12/2004 | Place: Vigo - Spain | Features
The Millau viaduct (highest bridge in the world) at mid-height
The Millau viaduct : aerial photographs, mid-height (made with remote controlled tethered balloon) and ground of the bridge with three world records : the road deck on which the car is moving at 270 meters height. It also has the record height of tower, 343 meters above the ground (the Eiffel Tower can pass below). Finally, it is the bridge with the longest cable-s...
(100 pictures) | Ref.: 20050101 (376) | Date: 13/01/2005 | Place: Millau - France | Features
The Spitzberg archipelago at mid-height
Svalbard: With its special status, that territory on the borders of the Arctic is both a preserved natural area, a scientific laboratory of high technology and a mine site frozen in another era. Aerial photos and ground.
(60 pictures) | Ref.: 20041201 (388) | Date: 10/07/2003 | Place: Longyearbean - Norway | Features
The Pyramids of Egypt (Unesco world heritage) at mid-height
The pyramids of Egypt, 4000 years after their construction, still fascinate humankind. Aerial and ground monuments that tell the life and reign of thirty pharaohs of ancient Egyptian Empire.
(62 pictures) | Ref.: 20041101 (378) | Date: 01/11/2003 | Place: Le Caire et environs - Egypte | Features
Major remains of Olympic Games of ancient Greece (Unesco World Heritage) at mid-height and ground
Aerial photos and ground on the trail of the ancient Olympics games. For twelve centuries, Greece was the victim of incessant rivalries between city-states. Nevertheless, every four years a miracle occurred : the Olympic Truce : union of body and spirit in honor of the gods, the celebration of the Games were respected by all. At the crossroads of mythology, physica...
(79 pictures) | Ref.: 20040701 (382) | Date: 01/06/2004 | Place: Olympie, Delphes, Athènes - Grèce | Features
The Champions of Olympia (reconstitution of the ancient Olympic Games), part 3 (portraits)
To mark the return of the Olympics games in their homeland, a team of producers, directors, historians, archaeologists, coaches and athletes from six european countries took up the challenge of a unique "historical -sport" experience : a reconstruction of the ancient Olympic Games. Back with pictures to the cradle of Olympism. Here, portraits of athletes, coaches a...
(43 pictures) | Ref.: 20040604 (386) | Date: 17/01/2005 | Place: Olympie - Grèce | Features
The Champions of Olympia (reconstitution of the ancient Olympic Games), part 2 (competition)
To mark the return of the Olympics games in their homeland, a team of producers, directors, historians, archaeologists, coaches and athletes from six european countries took up the challenge of a unique "historical -sport" experience : a reconstruction of the ancient Olympic Games. Back with pictures (here, training of athletes) to the cradle of Olympism. Here, rec...
(88 pictures) | Ref.: 20040602 (384) | Date: 03/06/2004 | Place: Olympie - Grèce | Features
The Champions of Olympia (reconstitution of the ancient Olympic Games), part 1 (training)
To mark the return of the Olympics games in their homeland, a team of producers, directors, historians, archaeologists, coaches and athletes from six european countries took up the challenge of a unique "historical -sport" experience : a reconstruction of the ancient Olympic Games. Back with pictures (here, training of athletes) to the cradle of Olympism. Here, rec...
(100 pictures) | Ref.: 20040601 (387) | Date: 04/06/2004 | Place: Olympie - Grèce | Features
Searching for Ouserkarê, the Lost Pharaoh. Archaeological digs at mid-height and ground
The pharaoh Ouserkarê reigned very few years during the sixth dynasty of ancient egyptian empire. On the plateau of Saqqara, the team of the french egyptologist Vassil Dobrev has unearthed a necropolis dating back 4300 years which should solve the riddle of the mysterious king, whose historians and researchers know almost nothing.
(110 pictures) | Ref.: 20031001 (377) | Date: 01/10/2003 | Place: Le Caire (environs) - Egypte | Features
Our ancestors the Celts (Gauls) : Archaeological digs at mid-height and ground
New aspects of life still unknown to our distant ancestors, the Celts (commonly called Gauls), have been discovered by french and italian archaeologists. Discoveries that are accelerated with the drilling of railway TGV East Paris-Metz-Nancy and the launching of an excavation site near Bologna.
(45 pictures) | Ref.: 20030901 (380) | Date: 01/08/2003 | Place: Paris (environs), Metz (environs), Bologne (environs) - France - Italie | Features
The city of Saint Petersbourg (Unesco world heritage) at mid-height
St. Petersburg, former capital of Czarist Russia, is getting a makeover. Aerial photos and ground to mark the tercentenary of its founding by Czar Peter the Great.
(60 pictures) | Ref.: 20030201 (371) | Date: 01/02/2003 | Place: St Petersbourg - Russie | Features
On the Trail of the Blue Bear with the guide and author Lynn Schooler
(35 pictures) | Ref.: 20021001 (370) | Date: 01/10/2002 | Place: Alaska, USA | Features
The Chateaux of the Loire Valley (Unesco world heritage) at mid-height
(45 pictures) | Ref.: 20020601 (367) | Date: 01/07/2002 | Place: Chambord, Chenonceaux, Chaumont, Brissac-Quincé - France | Features
The Petronas Towers (former highest buildings in the world) at mid-height
(15 pictures) | Ref.: 20020601 (397) | Date: 31/01/2005 | Place: Kuala Lumpur - Malaisie | Features
The author Jean Auel visits the caves of Lascaux and the Fond de Gaume
(15 pictures) | Ref.: 20020401 (677) | Date: 22/04/2002 | Place: Les Eyzies de Tayac - France | Features
Abel and Toumaï : the oldest human ancestors discovered in west Africa. At mid-height and ground
(70 pictures) | Ref.: 20020301 (541) | Date: 02/01/2007 | Place: Désert du Djourab - Tchad | Features
The new library of Alexandria and the Cleopatra Papyrus
(30 pictures) | Ref.: 20011001 (366) | Date: 01/10/2001 | Place: Alexandrie - Egypte | Features
Easter Island (Unesco world heritage) : In search of the Rapa Nui civilization
(48 pictures) | Ref.: 20010301 (365) | Date: 01/03/2001 | Place: Ile de Pâques - Chili | Features
Baluchiterium : the largest land mammal of all time found in the tribal territories of Pakistan
After 6 years of research in a desert closed to foreigners for nearly a century, a French team of scientists unearthed and pieced together the largest land mammal of all time. It's name : Baluchitherium. Nearly 6 meters tall and weighing 20,000 kilos, the creature roamed a lush jungle over 30 million years ago. Interview with the expeditions leader, paleontologist ...
(59 pictures) | Ref.: 20000201 (364) | Date: 10/01/2005 | Place: Dera Bugti - Pakistan | Features
Zeugma : the last days of the ancient roman city facing the Birecik dam on Euphrate river
(50 pictures) | Ref.: 19990601 (359) | Date: 01/06/1999 | Place: Zeugma - Turquie | Features
The geoglyphs of Nazca (Unesco world heritage) and Atacama and the religious center of Cahuachi. At mid-height and ground
(50 pictures) | Ref.: 19981201 (379) | Date: 13/01/2005 | Place: Nasca et Atacama - Pérou et Chili | Features
Pompeii (Unesco world heritage), part 2 : Sex in Roman culture and art
The Pompeii Brothel reopened its doors. The erotic frescoes adorn the walls, which served as a catalog of sexual services offered by the institution, annually attract over three million visitors. In part two, numerous anthology of sexual representations disseminated in the ancient city.
(35 pictures) | Ref.: 19980502 (537) | Date: 15/11/2006 | Place: Pompei - Italy | Features
Pompeii (Unesco world heritage) and other ancient roman cities around Vesuvio (part 1). At mid-height and ground
(36 pictures) | Ref.: 19980501 (362) | Date: 10/01/2005 | Place: Pompeï - Italie | Features
The Mummies of Kharga : Soldiers and peasants found intact after 2000 years in the Egyptian desert
Four french scientists discovered in the mountains of the Libyan desert mummies people over the age of Christ. Their extraordinary state of preservation allows researchers to apply innovative techniques such as radiography to rediscover the daily lives of farmers and egyptian soldiers two thousand years ago.
(25 pictures) | Ref.: 19971201 (361) | Date: 01/12/1997 | Place: Kharga - Egypte | Features
Alexandria : the ancient remains and the modern city. At mid-height and ground
(50 pictures) | Ref.: 19970702 (358) | Date: 01/07/1997 | Place: Alexandrie - Egypte | Features
Alexandria : The archaeologist Jean-Yves Empereur on the dig sites of the city
(20 pictures) | Ref.: 19970701 (363) | Date: 01/07/1998 | Place: Alexandrie - Egypte | Features
Alexandria : The largest necropolis of the ancient world
(50 pictures) | Ref.: 19970602 (360) | Date: 01/06/1997 | Place: Alexandrie - Egypte | Features
Alexandria : Balah (6 years old), resident of Necropolis
(20 pictures) | Ref.: 19970601 (375) | Date: 01/08/1998 | Place: Alexandrie - Egypte | Features
The Lighthouse of Alexandria, seventh wonder of the ancient world. At mid-height and ground
Discovery of the remains of the seventh wonder of the ancient world with a french archaeological team led by Jean-Yves Empereur and thirty divers. Three months of underwater and land reporting of excavations in the port of Alexandria, the identification of two thousand blocks and the exit from the water of sphinxes, obelisks and fragments of the ancient lighthouse.
(41 pictures) | Ref.: 19951001 (355) | Date: 01/10/1995 | Place: Alexandrie - Egypte | Features
Antarctica : the Expedition Erebus led by Jean Louis Etienne. At mid-height and ground
(120 pictures) | Ref.: 19940301 (351) | Date: 01/03/1997 | Place: Ile de Ross - Antarctique | Features
The island of Saint Helena, exile of Napoleon
(20 pictures) | Ref.: 19931101 (350) | Date: 01/11/1993 | Place: Jamestown - Sainte Hélène | Features
The Firemen of desert (1st Gulf War) in Kuwait
(20 pictures) | Ref.: 19910401 (356) | Date: 01/04/1991 | Place: Al-Ahmadi, Koweît City - Koweït | Features
Portraits of Stephane Compoint
(8 pictures) | Ref.: 19610102 (738) | Date: 26/08/2011 | Features
Le Figaro Magazine: Scars of the Great War
(5 pictures) | Ref.: 020131101PE (873) | Date: 08/11/2013 | Place: Nord et Est de la France - France | Features

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