Long Walk Windsor (copper horse end)
The Long Walk is a straight path that links Windsor Castle with Snow Hill in Windsor Great Park. From the Castle gate to the foot of the statue of King George II (The Copper Horse) The long walk measures 2.64 miles. Snow Hill was where, King Henry VIII sat and waited for news of the execution of his second wife, Queen Anne Boleyn.
This is another of a series of pictures I took in the Windsor Great Park in the snow, I like this one...
Queen Anne's Ride, dating from 1708, is a grand avenue similar to The Long Walk, also three miles in ...
I really like this little post office and general store in the heart of the Windsor Great Park, I hav...
I walked five miles in the snow to get this shot, the reason I went all the way there was because I k...
I have been wanting to do a 360 of a phone booth for ages but just never seemed to get the time. I fi...
View of the Thames from the foot path along the side of the river in Old Windsor
Taken during the "big freeze" Jan 2010
The John F Kennedy Memorial situated at Runnymede Meadow
The American Bar Association's memorial marking the site where King John sealed the Magna Carta in 12...
My kids are on holiday from school at the moment so I took them down to the park to blow off some ste...
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.