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Panoramabillede af Ivor Linington EXPERT Taget 16:06, 10/04/2011 - Views loading...

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Rolls Royce Derby. Museum.

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Rolls Royce Headquarters in Derby houses a museum which displays the history of aviation power plants, and the birth and development of Gas Turbine Engines from Whittle to the mighty Trent series.

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A: Derby Spider Island

Af Adrian Whitcombe, 1.1 km væk

Panorama taken in the centre of "Spider Island" pedistrian bridge on the ring-road around Derby. So c...

Derby Spider Island

B: Elvaston Castle Courtyard

Af Adrian Whitcombe, 4.5 km væk

Elvaston Castle Country Park is 4 miles from Derby city centre. Behind the main house is this courtya...

Elvaston Castle Courtyard

C: Elvaston Castle Parterre Garden

Af Adrian Whitcombe, 4.5 km væk

Taken in the Grade II listed gardens, this view of Elvaston Castle in Derbyshire. After taking the pa...

Elvaston Castle Parterre Garden

D: Elvaston Castle Terraced Lawns

Af Adrian Whitcombe, 4.6 km væk

This view is taken on the terraced lawns of Elvaston Castle Country Park. The park is located 4 miles...

Elvaston Castle Terraced Lawns

E: Derby Cathedreal

Af Ivor Linington, 4.7 km væk

Derby Cathedral, not the classic English Cathedral, no cruciform floorplan, but this was originally a...

Derby Cathedreal

F: Derby Cathedral, UK

Af Stuart Thorp, 4.7 km væk

Derby Cathedral, UK

G: Elvaston Castle Lake Walk

Af Adrian Whitcombe, 4.7 km væk

Elvaston Castle Country Park in Derbyshire is set in 200 acres and has many walks. This view of the c...

Elvaston Castle Lake Walk

H: Elvaston Castle Rock Arch

Af Adrian Whitcombe, 4.7 km væk

Within the grounds of Elvaston Castle Country Park is this odd formation known as Rock Arch. It seem ...

Elvaston Castle Rock Arch

I: Donnington Racing Collection

Af Ivor Linington, 8.9 km væk

Donnington Racing Collection is the most amazing grouping of Grand Prix racing cars.  It is located a...

Donnington Racing Collection

J: East Midlands Aeropark Argosy

Af Adrian Whitcombe, 9.6 km væk

East Midlands Aeropark is located across the runway from the main terminal at East Midlands Airport. ...

East Midlands Aeropark Argosy

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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