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Bilder in der Nähe von England


A: Andys home

von Andrew Cole, 570 Meter entfernt

Andys home

B: My Truck

von Andrew Cole, 980 Meter entfernt

The interior view of the truck I drive at work.

My Truck

C: Slough Fire Rescue Service

von Andrew Cole, 2.5 entfernt

Slough fire and rescue crew take a short break from cleaning cars for charity. This station is part o...

Slough Fire Rescue Service

D: St Marys Burnham

von Andrew Cole, 2.6 entfernt

St Marys Burnham

E: St Marys Burnham Entrance

von Andrew Cole, 2.6 entfernt

St Marys Burnham Entrance

F: David Walliams Thames Swim

von Bob Stapleton, 3.3 entfernt

 David Walliams is currently swimming 140 miles in 8 days along the length of the River Thames from L...

David Walliams Thames Swim

G: Red Foot Bridge

von Bob Stapleton, 3.3 entfernt

This is a small foot bridge that I came across whilst out walking and I thought that it would make a ...

Red Foot Bridge

H: Burnham Beeches

von Hans ter Horst, 3.7 entfernt

Another view of one of the many remarkable trees at the Common in the Burnham Beeches. In this area c...

Burnham Beeches

I: Maidenhead Thames river bank

von Bob Stapleton, 3.9 entfernt

Shot on the bank of the Thames river, this is the scene of the annual Maidenhead regatta. Looking dow...

Maidenhead Thames river bank

J: Thames River, Brunel Bridge

von Bob Stapleton, 3.9 entfernt

This is shot under the Brunel Bridge, Built in 1838 the two arches of this bridge are the widest and ...

Thames River, Brunel Bridge

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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