Here come the Finalists of France

Here come the Finalists of France

  • Posted on: November 1, 2012
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After our trip to Ghana it’s time to come back to Europe to check out the winner images of France. France has a large community and an experienced chapter, and it participated in Wiki Loves Monuments the second time already. However, as we can see from the statistics, France is still far from bored about the photo contest: in 2011 almost 25,000 images were uploaded, and this number was even topped by the contributions of 2012 – 963 distinct participants uploaded more than 27,000 images!

The winner images give us a wonderful overview of the diverse cultural heritage of the „Grande Nation“, and we find even a small reminiscence to the 2011 finalists’ running gag: again we have a windmill under the top ten …

After having your look at the finalists gallery, we recommend you to check out the specialty of the “images of the day“: Every day of September, the community chose one exceptional image uploaded exactly on that day for France. A nice idea, go on adopt it!

1st place: Great gallery of Château de Maintenon - Eure-et-Loire, by Selbymay

1st place: Great gallery of Château de Maintenon – Eure-et-Loire, by Selbymay

2nd place: Ancient Roman amphiteatre in Arles, by Didier Devèze

2nd place: Ancient Roman amphiteatre in Arles, by Didier Devèze

3rd place: Passage des Princes, Paris, by Moonik

3rd place: Passage des Princes, Paris, by Moonik

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4th place: Château de Chenonceau in the Indre et Loire departement, by Aubry Françon

5th place: Remains of the Roman aqueduct of Luynes, Indre-et-Loire, by Myrabella

5th place: Remains of the Roman aqueduct of Luynes, Indre-et-Loire, by Myrabella

6th place:  Ile Vierge lighthouse, Plouguerneau, Brittany, by Pierrestz

6th place: Ile Vierge lighthouse, Plouguerneau, Brittany, by Pierrestz

7th place: Windmill of Riele, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, by Michel.ragons

7th place: Windmill of Riele, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, by Michel.ragons

8th place: Menhir in Milly-la-Forêt, Essonne, by Poulpy

8th place: Menhir in Milly-la-Forêt, Essonne, by Poulpy

9th place: Castle of Martainville, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, by Pline

9th place: Castle of Martainville, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, by Pline

10th place: Tympanum of Obézine church, Angoulême, by JLPC

10th place: Tympanum of Obézine church, Angoulême, by JLPC

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Elke was member of the international team in 2012. More information available here: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2012/Who%27s_who