Carnac Point, Inverness
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Carnac Point, Inverness

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Carnac Point, in South Kessock, Inverness, Scotland. A small navigation light tower is situated on the point, which extends out into the Beauly Firth.

To the south-east of Carnac Point the River Ness empties out into the firth, with Inverness Marina just to the south. Across the water to the north-east is the Kessock Bridge. The prominent hills nearby are Craig Phadrig to the south-west, and Ord Hill to the north.

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B: North Kessock Inverness

Af Volker Uhl, 730 meter væk

North Kessock Inverness

C: Clachnaharry Works Lock, Inverness

Af Dave Kennard, 1.3 km væk

The Works Lock at Clachnaharry, in Inverness, Scotland. The Works Lock is the second lock on the Inve...

Clachnaharry Works Lock, Inverness

D: Jetty at Clachnaharry Sea Lock, Inverness

Af Dave Kennard, 1.7 km væk

Looking out from a small jetty by Clachnaharry Sea Lock, at the eastern end of the Caledonian Canal, ...

Jetty at Clachnaharry Sea Lock, Inverness

E: Bank Street Inverness

Af Volker Uhl, 1.9 km væk

Bank Street Inverness

F: Falcon Square Inverness

Af Mike Leslie, 2.0 km væk

View from Falcon Square in Inverness showing Eastgate Shopping Centre.

Falcon Square Inverness

G: Inverness

Af Peter Stark, 2.1 km væk

Inverness

H: Highstreet Inverness

Af Volker Uhl, 2.1 km væk

Highstreet Inverness

J: Inverness Castle

Af Dave Kennard, 2.3 km væk

Inverness Castle (Scottish Gaelic: Caisteal Inbhir Nis) sits on a cliff overlooking the River Ness, i...

Inverness Castle

Dette panorama blev taget i Scotland, 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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