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Panorama-Foto von: John Willetts ARPS EXPERT Fotografiert: 15:26, 18/08/2011 - Views loading...

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This field of barley is surrounded by a rich border of wild flowers. We counted 17 varieties. The field is close to the car park on Win Green Down on the Wessex Ridgeway Footpath. The Down is approached from the nearby town of Shaftsbury up the aptly named Zig-Zag Hill.

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A: Win Green Hillside

von John Willetts ARPS, 150 Meter entfernt

Win Green, near Shaftsbury, is the highest point of Cranborne Chase, a royal hunting ground until the...

Win Green Hillside

B: Woof

von John Willetts ARPS, 3.2 entfernt

Is this the only canine panorama? I have never met him before - or since. He just appeared, doing his...

Woof

C: Shaftesbury, Gold Hill

von John Willetts ARPS, 6.9 entfernt

Gold Hill, with its steep cobbles and picturesque cottages is the epitome of rural charm from a previ...

Shaftesbury, Gold Hill

D: Gold Hill

von William Allard, 6.9 entfernt

Gold Hill with distant views of the picturesque Blackmore Vale in the distance. Gold hill part of the...

Gold Hill

E: Shroton village green

von Sophie Morse, 10.1 entfernt

Shroton also known as Iwerne Courtney is a village in Dorset. This is a view from the green after hea...

Shroton village green

F: Knowlton Church Dorset

von James Battersby, 14.0 entfernt

A view from the inside of the ruins of Knowlton Church.  This church dates back to the 14th century, ...

Knowlton Church Dorset

G: Knowlton Church

von James Battersby, 14.0 entfernt

Knowlton Church, Dorset, England.  The church was built in Norman times, and was re-modelled during t...

Knowlton Church

H: St Mary the Virgin, Tarrant Crawford

von Sophie Morse, 16.8 entfernt

External view of the 12th church, this has beautiful wall paintings of St Margaret of Antioch and the...

St Mary the Virgin, Tarrant Crawford

I: St Mary the Virgin, Tarrant Crawford

von Sophie Morse, 16.8 entfernt

This 12th church has beautiful wall paintings of St Margaret of Antioch and the Annunciation dating f...

St Mary the Virgin, Tarrant Crawford

J: Badbury Rings Dorset 3

von James Battersby, 17.7 entfernt

"Badbury Rings" is an Iron Age hill fort, consisting of three concentric cicular ditches.  To the nor...

Badbury Rings Dorset 3

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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