Ce département doit son nom à l'estuaire de la Gironde qui prend naissance après la confluence de la Dordogne et de la Garonne au bec d'Ambès, en aval de Bordeaux. De 1793 à 1795 il s'appela département de Bec d'Ambès (ou département du Bec d'Ambès)
A panorama (formed from Greek πᾶν "all" + ὅραμα "sight"), is any wide-angle view or representation of a physical space, whether in painting, drawing, photography, film, or a three-dimensional model. The word was originally coined in the 18th century by the Irish painter Robert Barker to describe his panoramic paintings of Edinburgh and London. The motion-picture term panning is derived from panorama.
A panoramic view is also proposed for multi-media, cross-scale applications to outline overview (from a distance) along and across repositories. This so-called "cognitive panorama" is a panoramic view over, and a combination of, cognitive spaces.