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December 7th, 2009
Montpellier 340172 34000
H閞ault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.600 3.883 25 m

Victory by night, Montpellier

Night image in black and white.
Diurnal image in black and white. from previous publication.

Reproduction of the Winged Victory of Samothrace, on the Esplanade of Europe, Hotel of the Languedoc-Roussillon area.

The Winged Victory of Samothrace, or Nike of Samothrace, is a white marble Greek sculpture height a 3,28 m going back to 200 to 170 before Jesus-Christ representing the goddess Ath閚a Nik, preserved at the museum of the Louvre in Paris
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoire_de_Samothrace

The Hotel of the Languedoc-Roussillon area.
Builds On left bank of the Lez river, by Ricardo Bofill Spanish architect born in Barcelona on December 5, 1939, author also of the District of Antigone, rivets right of Lez of neo-classic architecture builds of 1977 to 2000.
The Languedoc-Roussillon area comprises five departments: the Aude, Gard, Herault, Lozere and theEastern ones. It has as a Montpellier chief town, which is also chief town of Herault. The area knows the strongest demographic growth of France, and could count to 3 100 000 inhabitants in 2030, that is to say a rise of 34% compared to 2000.

Montpellier is a french commune, and the chief town of the Languedoc-Roussillon area, populated of 244 300 (in 2005), Montpelli閞ains and Montpelli閞aines en 1999, distributed on 57 km, is 3 963 hab/km.

It is on 985, in a donation of the county of Melgueil, which for the first time the name of Montpellier appears.

In 2015, according to the projections established by INSEE, the urban surface of Montpellier should count more than 600.000 inhabitants.
The urban surface gathers all the communes, of which at least 40% of the active people in Montpellier, that is to say 74 communes.
The climate of Montpellier is a Mediterranean climate.
Contrary to a spread idea, it does not rain less in Montpellier that in Brest, but precipitations are much concentrated.

My images of Montpellier.

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