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France : Poitou-Charentes

3.2 km (2.0 miles) NE of Saint-Laurent-de-la-Prée, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France
Approx. altitude: 9 m (29 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 46°S 179°E

Accuracy: 20 m (65 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the north: corn again #3: View to the west: more corn #4: View to the south: even more corn #5: This is the GPS #6: View outside of the field #7: Another view outside of the field

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#1: View to the east: corn

(visited by Jerome Marot-Lassauzaie)

28-May-2001 -- During my vacation in France, I visited the city of Rochefort with my familly and took the opportunity to visit 46N1W near that city. It is not that easy to find: you must first find an exit on the nearby motorway, then wade through tiny country roads and finaly trust the GPS, because the confluence is right in the middle of a corn field with no way to see much of the surroundings to know where one is.

After having walked for quite some time through a maze of irrigation lanes, my GPS finally indicated I was near the wanted spot and I took the CCD camera out. To my despair, it jammed! Luckily, I was able (exercing some gentle pressure on the jammed mechanics...) to convince it to change its mind and took the attached pictures. As to be expected from a corn field, the view is not that exciting, so I include 2 pictures from 46°00'08.2N1°00'03.5W nearby so that you can have an idea of what the country looks like when it's not a corn field.


 All pictures
#1: View to the east: corn
#2: View to the north: corn again
#3: View to the west: more corn
#4: View to the south: even more corn
#5: This is the GPS
#6: View outside of the field
#7: Another view outside of the field
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)