Périgueux is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. Périgueux is the prefecture of the départment, it is the seat of a Roman Catholic diocese. The name Périgueux comes from Petrocorii, a Latinization of Celtic words meaning "the four tribes" – the Gallic people that held the area before the Roman conquest. Périgueux was their capital city. In 200 BC, the Petrocorii came from the north and settled at Périgueux and established an encampment at La Boissière. After the Roman invasion, they left this post and established themselves on the plain of L'Isle, the town of Vesunna was created; this Roman city was embellished with amenities such as temples, amphitheatres, a forum. At the end of the third century AD, the Roman city was surrounded by ramparts, the town took the name of Civitas Petrocoriorum. In the 10th century, Le Puy-Saint-Front was constructed around an abbey next to the old Gallo-Roman city, it was organised into a municipality around 1182. During the year 1940, many Jews from Alsace and Alsatians were evacuated to Périgueux.
Simone Mareuil committed self-immolation on 24 October 1954 by dousing herself in gasoline and burning herself to death in a public square in Périgueux. The Isle flows through Périgueux. Sights include: the remains of a Roman amphitheatre the centre of, turned into a green park with a water fountain; the cathedral of St Front was restored in the 19th century. The history of the church of St Front of Périgueux has given rise to numerous discussions between archaeologists. Félix de Verneihl claims. M. Brutails is of the opinion that if the style of St Front's reveals an imitation of Oriental art, the construction differs altogether from Byzantine methods; the dates 984–1047 given for the erection of St Front's, he considers too early. The local architect, Paul Abadie, was responsible for radical changes to St Front's which are no longer appreciated by architects or local residents who prefer the purer Romanesque church of Saint-Étienne de la Cité, the former Cathedral of Périgueux; the cathedral is part of the World Heritage Sites of the Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France.
Périgueux railway station offers connections to Limoges, Brive-la-Gaillarde, other regional destinations. Périgueux has an oceanic climate with warm to hot summers combined with cool to mild winters. Périgueux has a mild climate for its latitude and inland position due to the significant Gulf Stream influence on the Bay of Biscay to its west; the resulting maritime air warms winters up, while at the same time it is far enough inland to cause warm summers on average. Périgueux was the birthplace of: general of the First Empire. Georges Bégué, engineer and agent in the Special Operations Executive Francine Benoît, music critic and teacher, who gained Portuguese citizenship in 1929, she taught composer Emanuel Nunes, amongst others. William Joseph Chaminade, founder of the Society of Mary and the Daughters of Mary Immaculate Patrick Ollier, President of the National Assembly in 2007. Jean Clédat, Egyptologist and philologist. Ketty Kerviel, film actress Nicole Duclos born Salavert, athlete. Rachilde, writer associated with the Symbolist movements.
Julien Dupuy, rugby union player. René Thomas, racing driver, winner of the Indianapolis 500 in 1914. Périgueux is twinned with: Amberg, Germany Communes of the Dordogne department Périgord INSEE This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed.. "article name needed". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton. City council of Périgueux reports on culture and people in Périgueux Web site of the Périgord Perigueux-city.com
Merlin - Bard Of The Unseen is the 11th studio album by the Dutch progressive rock band Kayak. This concept-album is a new version of side 1 of their 1981 album Merlin, with nine new songs added. At concerts in 2003, the band played this rock-opera in its entirety. Singer Cindy Oudshoorn was credited as special guest on the album, but became a permanent member of the band after the tour. "Merlin" - 7:50 "Tintagel" - 2:49 "The Future King" - 2:58 "The Sword In The Stone" - 3:43 "When The Seer Looks Away" - 4:18 "Branded" - 3:51 "At Arthur's Court" - 3:15 "The Otherworld" - 7:59 "The Purest Of Knights" - 5:48 "Friendship And Love" - 5:13 "The King's Enchanter" - 2:31 "Niniane" - 7:08 "The Last Battle" - 8:11 "Avalon" - 3:44Words by Irene Linders and Ton Scherpenzeel. Music by Ton Scherpenzeel, except tracks 3, 5, 8, 13: Pim Koopman Ton Scherpenzeel - keyboards, percussion Pim Koopman - drums, backing vocals, voice-over Bert Heerink - lead and backing vocals Bert Veldkamp - bass guitar Joost Vergoossen - guitars Rob Vunderink - guitars and backing vocals Cindy Oudshoorn - lead and backing vocals The New Philharmonic Orchestra Official homepage
Old Bailey Street is located in Central, Hong Kong. The name is derived from the Old Bailey, the Central Criminal Court in central London, United Kingdom. Victoria Prison, the first prison in Hong Kong, was built on Old Bailey Street in 1841; as the population in Hong Kong grew, a larger prison was needed and in 1925 construction began in Stanley. That year a new prison opened as Stanley Prison where those sentenced to more than a year in detention were sent. During the early colonisation of Hong Kong, prisoners in Victoria Prison were forced to parade in public, were beaten with a cane, their arms locked with a cangue on which their name and crimes-committed were penned. Policeman of Indian descent, would walk the prisoners to a plaza in front of the Man Mo Temple where the lawbreakers were scoffed and condemned by the passers-by. After a few hours, the criminal was returned to the Old Bailey Street jail; this form of punishment was abolished after World War I. The old Victoria Prison still is no longer in use.
It was closed in December 2005 and the Hong Kong Government, after a consultation period, has converted both the Prison and the old Central Police Station into the Tai Kwun centre, opened to the public on the 29th of May 2018. List of streets and roads in Hong Kong Google Maps of Old Bailey Street