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Panoramabillede af Mark Schuster EXPERT Taget 10:48, 13/06/2009 - Views loading...

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Railway Viaduct

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This is one of two panoramas of the same subject including the same patient pony, but this one taken in June.

The Digswell Viaduct was inaugurated by Queen Victoria in 1850. This 39 arch engineering fete is built across the Mimran valley and carries main line trains to the North of Britain from Kings Cross Station some 20 miles away in London. By completion it cost almost £700,000 a lot of money in those days but today just enough for two moderate size houses in nearby Welwyn Garden City.

 I can't see it from where I live in Welwyn Garden City but I can certainly hear the express trains whizzing past late at night.

Note to train spotters: It is a real train, sort of, but it belonged elsewhere.

mark@panoradiant.co.uk

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A: Railway Viaduct 2

Af Mark Schuster, 20 meter væk

This is one of two panoramas of the same subject including the same patient pony, but this six months...

Railway Viaduct 2

B: Snowy Temple Wood Welwyn Garden City London Uk

Af Vasilis Triantafyllou, 1.4 km væk

Snowy Temple Wood Welwyn Garden City London Uk

C: cyclist

Af Mark Schuster, 1.5 km væk

Enjoying a drink of water after a ride on her bike. She only learned to ride her bike a few weeks ago...

cyclist

D: Cyclist

Af Mark Schuster, 1.5 km væk

Enjoying a drink of water after a ride on her bike this sunny afternoon in spring. She only learned t...

Cyclist

E: Sherrardspark Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

Af Mark Schuster, 1.7 km væk

Sherrardspark Road is typical of streets in Welwyn Garden City. Most of the houses are part of the or...

Sherrardspark Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

F: White Bridge - Welwyn Garden City

Af Mark Schuster, 1.7 km væk

The pretty White Bridge used to carry the road across the branch line railway line before it was clos...

White Bridge - Welwyn Garden City

G: Band on the Campus

Af Mark Schuster, 1.9 km væk

A band on the Campus in Welwyn Garden City with many of my neighbours enjoying the music - the sunshi...

Band on the Campus

H: Sherrardspark Woods

Af Mark Schuster, 2.0 km væk

This is Sherrardspark Woods on the northern edge of Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire. Here are tal...

Sherrardspark Woods

I: Rolls Royce

Af Mark Schuster, 2.0 km væk

A classic Rolls Royce circa 1936 - I think in Welwyn Garden CityI took the photographs for this panor...

Rolls Royce

J: Welwyn Garden City Shredded Wheat Factory

Af Mark Schuster, 2.2 km væk

A landmark in Welwyn Garden City are the 30 tall silos of the Shredded Wheat factory which overlook t...

Welwyn Garden City Shredded Wheat Factory

Dette panorama blev taget i England, 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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