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New Bridge

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Wikipedia:

The Puente Nuevo (Spanish for New Bridge) is the newest and largest of three bridges that span the 120-metre (390 ft)-deep chasm that carries the Guadalevín River and divides the city of Ronda, in southern Spain. The architect was José Martin de Aldehuela, who died in Málaga in 1802. The chief builder was Juan Antonio Díaz Machuca.

The bridge was built in 1751 and took a total of 42 years to build. There is a chamber beneath the central arch that was used for a variety of purposes, including as a prison. During the civil war (1936 to 1939), both sides allegedly used the prison as a torture chamber for captured opponents, killing some by throwing them from the windows to the rocks below at the bottom of the El Tajo canyon. One enters the chamber, where there is an exhibition describing the bridge's history and construction, via a square building that was once the guard-house.

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A: New Bridge - 2

Af Jan Koehn, 10 meter væk

Wikipedia:The Puente Nuevo (Spanish for New Bridge) is the newest and largest of three bridges that s...

New Bridge - 2

B: Bridge 2

Af Jan Koehn, 20 meter væk

Bridge 2

C: Ronda Andalusia Spain

Af Voytek _N, 50 meter væk

Summer in beautifly located spanish town Ronda.View from the Bridge.

Ronda Andalusia Spain

D: Plaza de Toros de Ronda - Coach

Af Jan Koehn, 170 meter væk

Wikipedia:The Plaza de Toros ("bullring") in Ronda, Málaga is one of the oldest operational bullrings...

Plaza de Toros de Ronda - Coach

E: Plaza de Toros de Ronda 2

Af Jan Koehn, 180 meter væk

Wikipedia:The Plaza de Toros ("bullring") in Ronda, Málaga is one of the oldest operational bullrings...

Plaza de Toros de Ronda 2

F: Plaza De Toros De Ronda

Af Michael Kolvenbach, 180 meter væk

The Plaza de Toros ("bullring") in Ronda, Málaga is one of the oldest operational bullrings in Spain....

Plaza De Toros De Ronda

G: Plaza de Toros de Ronda

Af Jan Koehn, 180 meter væk

Wikipedia:The Plaza de Toros ("bullring") in Ronda, Málaga is one of the oldest operational bullrings...

Plaza de Toros de Ronda

H: CAYETANO ORDOÑEZ

Af mikelmgm, 220 meter væk

CAYETANO ORDOÑEZ

I: Ronda - Andalusia - Plaza de Socorro at Night

Af Carsten Arenz, 240 meter væk

Ronda - Andalusia - Plaza de Socorro at Night

J: Arch of Philip V

Af Miguel Sepulveda, 270 meter væk

The Arch was erected in 1742 during the reign of Felipe V, first Bourbon in the Spanish throne, hence...

Arch of Philip V

Dette panorama blev taget i Spain, 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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