Ancient Roman Columns in Nyon
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Panoramabillede af Graham Ord EXPERT Taget 13:58, 21/09/2010 - Views loading...

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Ancient Roman Columns in Nyon

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Nyon was a Roman town on Lake Geneva (Lac Leman).  There are many remaining pieces of Roman Architecture and a great museum featuring Roman artifacts

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A: Nyon Fountain

Af Graham Ord, 110 meter væk

A typical water fountain in Nyon

Nyon Fountain

B: Nyon Port, Switzerland

Af Eric Souvaroff, 130 meter væk

Nyon Port, Switzerland

C: Nyon Castle Court

Af Graham Ord, 270 meter væk

Nyon,  on the shore of Lac Leman, or lake Geneva was inhabited by the Romans.  The Castle has a wonde...

Nyon Castle Court

D: Place Du Château De Nyon

Af Eric Souvaroff, 280 meter væk

Place Du Château De Nyon

E: Le château de Nyon

Af Graham Ord, 290 meter væk

Le chateau de Nyon, the Nyon castle overlooking Lake Geneva, one of the most beautiful spots on Lake ...

Le château de Nyon

F: La Plage, Nyon

Af Graham Ord, 420 meter væk

It was a very stormy day at La Plage in Nyon, one of my photos from this spot was selected to be publ...

La Plage, Nyon

G: Nyon Shore, Switzerland

Af Eric Souvaroff, 470 meter væk

Au Bord du Lac, a Nyon en Suisse…

Nyon Shore, Switzerland

H: Bicycle Pano

Af Graham Ord, 1.3 km væk

Pano taken on my bicycle while riding at the Ferme de Bois-Bougy / Avenue de Bois-Bougy, 1260 Nyon, V...

Bicycle Pano

I: La Dîme De Duillier, Switzerland

Af Eric Souvaroff, 3.2 km væk

La Dîme De Duillier, Switzerland

J: Me, & My friends…

Af Eric Souvaroff, 3.3 km væk

Me, & My friends…

Dette panorama blev taget i Switzerland, Europe

Dette er et overblik over Europe

Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.

Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".

Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

Text by Steve Smith.

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