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Bruno says: I just couldn't resist taking this picture when I saw this line of poplars framing the four towers of Cattenom's nuclear power plant releasing water vapour into the atmosphere. To be perfectly honest, I have to mention that, if the trees are bare, this is because the photograph was taken in mid-winter on a rather cold day.
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(Earth Views): France Lorraine Cattenom nuclear power plant tweaked BG.jpg
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Key: D= file date of exhibit; S= size in bytes, XxY pixels, etc; T= type of exhibit; L= location/time or viewpoint of exhibit (if known).

  • france = .fr, Frankreich, Francia, França = Founder member of the EU (European Union). Permanent member of the UN (United Nations) Security Council. Adjective "French".

  • tweaked = adjusted/improved in small way such as contrast/sharpness

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Places and sights from around the Earth, catalogued by location, including views and scenery natural and artificial, rural and urban, ugly and beautiful.

This gives a feel of what particular parts of the world are like.

See also Aloha Earth to zoom in on on a map of the Earth to locate exhibits, and our travel section.

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Thumbnail[has location information] France Lorraine Cattenom nuclear power plant BG.jpg (Earth Views)

  • france = .fr, Frankreich, Francia, França

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Thumbnail[has location information] France Nancy Place Stanislas to the Pepiniere park BG.jpg (Earth Views)

  • france = .fr, Frankreich, Francia, França

Bruno says: Right in the center of the town, the Stanislas square in Nancy is considered one of the nicest in Europe. The four corners of the square are closed by golden arches and fountains, which are sometimes used as bathtubs by students leaving the local night-clubs. In the center stands a statue of Stanislas. Stanislaw I Lesczczynski, King of Poland, was ousted by Augustus II during a succession war in 1733 and was subsequently given the duchies of Bar and Lorraine by his son-in-law, Louis XV. While being Duke of Lorraine, Stanislas embellished the town of Nancy and gave it the square which now bears his name. By going through the arch visible on the photograph and turning left, one can reach the ``Parc de la Pépinière'' which includes a zoo, some interesting looking trees and plants and a music kiosk. The park is also used for a number of art or music exhibitions and gatherings during the summer.


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