Canterbury Cathedral, Kent
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Canterbury Cathedral, Kent

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The World Heritage Site is one of the most iconic Christian structures in England. Originally founded in 597, the current Gothic structure was re-built by the Normans in 1077. It is home to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Leader of the Church of England.

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A: Canterbury Cathedral, Kent

von Gary Davies, 20 Meter entfernt

The World Heritage Site is one of the most iconic Christian structures in England. Originally founded...

Canterbury Cathedral, Kent

B: Canterbury Cathedral, Kent

von Gary Davies, 20 Meter entfernt

The World Heritage Site is one of the most iconic Christian structures in England. Originally founded...

Canterbury Cathedral, Kent

C: Shops around the square next to the Portal of the Cathedral of Canterbury, England. Comércios em torno da Praça junto ao Portal da Catedral de Canterbury, Inglaterra

von Paulo Yuji Takarada, 60 Meter entfernt

Shops around the square next to the Portal of the Cathedral of Canterbury, England. Comércios em torn...

Shops around the square next to the Portal of the Cathedral of Canterbury, England. Comércios em torno da Praça junto ao Portal da Catedral de Canterbury, Inglaterra

D: Canterbury Cathedral, interior, door to Choir

von William Hamblin, 90 Meter entfernt

The monumental stairway and magnificent gate leading into the choir of the cathedral of Canterbury.

Canterbury Cathedral, interior, door to Choir

E: Panorama St Peters streetview - Canterbury

von Valentin Arfire, 290 Meter entfernt

 On May 10th 2013 I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Canterbury for a few hours during a format...

Panorama St Peters streetview - Canterbury

F: Canterbury Westgate Towers UK

von Vasilis Triantafyllou, 480 Meter entfernt

Canterbury Westgate Towers UK

G: Westgate Canterbury

von Valentin Arfire, 490 Meter entfernt

On May 10th 2013 I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Canterbury for a few hours during a formati...

Westgate Canterbury

H: St Dunstan parish and Churchyard in Canterbury

von Valentin Arfire, 890 Meter entfernt

On May 10th 2013 I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Canterbury for a few hours during a formati...

St Dunstan parish and Churchyard in Canterbury

I: St Thomas Hill - Canterbury streetview

von Valentin Arfire, 1.9 entfernt

 On May 10th 2013 I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Canterbury for a few hours during a format...

St Thomas Hill - Canterbury streetview

J: St Edmunds School

von Valentin Arfire, 2.1 entfernt

St Edmund's School in Canterbury, Kent United KingdomOn May 10th 2013 I had the wonderful opportunity...

St Edmunds School

Das Panorama wurde in England, Europe aufgenommen

Dies ist ein Überblick von 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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