Fowey Harbour from Town Quay
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Fowey Harbour from Town Quay

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Situated on the south coast of Cornwall between Looe and Mevagissey, Fowey is not only an historic town but also a commercial seaport. Over the centuries Fowey has grown and now stretches for about a mile along the west bank of the River Fowey to the mouth of the river. Situated on the opposite bank, also at the mouth of the river, is the village of Polruan. A regular passenger ferry connects the two and further up river a car ferry runs from Fowey to Bodinnick on the other side of the river.

The name is pronounced 'Foy' to rhyme with 'joy'!

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Bilder in der Nähe von England

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A: Pier Fowey

von Paulin Halenria, 110 Meter entfernt

Summer 2012, shoot on the pier at Fowey in Cornwall

Pier Fowey

B: St Fimbarrus Church, Fowey

von Roy Reed, 120 Meter entfernt

The medieval church of St Fimbarrus in Fowey was built on the foundations of an earlier Norman church...

St Fimbarrus Church, Fowey

C: St Veep Church, Cornwall

von Roy Reed, 3.6 entfernt

 The earlier church of St Veep was rebuilt and rededicated to Saints Ciricus and Julitta in 1336. The...

St Veep Church, Cornwall

D: St Winnow Church, Cornwall

von Roy Reed, 5.4 entfernt

St Winnow Church, Cornwall

E: St Nectans Chapel, Cornwall

von Roy Reed, 8.3 entfernt

 This small chapel in the parish of St Winnow is dedicated to St Nectan. It was first built in 1281, ...

St Nectans Chapel, Cornwall

F: Lanlivery Church

von Roy Reed, 8.7 entfernt

Lanlivery Church was founded in the 13th century, but the current building dates from the 15th centur...

Lanlivery Church

G: Luxulyan Church

von Roy Reed, 9.8 entfernt

Luxulyan Church dates from the mid to late 15th century. The font is Norman and is a very fine exampl...

Luxulyan Church

H: Lanhydrock Church, Cornwall

von Roy Reed, 12.6 entfernt

The church of St Hydrock in the grounds of Lanhydrock House, Cornwall dates from the early 15th centu...

Lanhydrock Church, Cornwall

I: Leuchtturm

von Markus Matern, 12.8 entfernt

Der Leuchtturm von Mevagissey wacht über den kleinen Hafen im Süden von Cornwall. Bis heute sind dort...

Leuchtturm

J: Mevagissey Harbour

von Shaun Plumb, 12.8 entfernt

Mevagissey Harbour

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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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