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Coventry University, Lanchester Library

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A virtual tour of the award winning Lanchester Library at Coventry university.

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A: Herbert Museum

by Jonathan Hagen, 430 meters away

A view from the new entrance to Coventry's Herbert Art Gallery and Museum. Also seen is the old and n...

Herbert Museum

B: Coventry University - West

by Ralph Ames, 450 meters away

North-west side of Coventry University, early on Sunday morning in Spring. A continually expanding si...

Coventry University - West

C: St Michael's Steps - Coventry Cathedral

by Ralph Ames, 510 meters away

Early Sunday morning in Coventry on the steps between the old St Michaels Cathedral and the new Cathe...

St Michael's Steps - Coventry Cathedral

D: Baptistry Window - Coventry Cathedral

by Ralph Ames, 520 meters away

Early Sunday morning as the sun comes straming through the Baptistry window in Coventry Cathedral, cr...

Baptistry Window - Coventry Cathedral

E: Chapel Christ The Servant - Coventry Cathedral

by Ralph Ames, 530 meters away

Late afternoon at the Chapel of Christ The Servant - part of Coventry Cathedral. This quiet part of t...

Chapel Christ The Servant - Coventry Cathedral

F: St Michaels Spire - Coventry

by Ralph Ames, 560 meters away

St. Michael's with it's 295 feet spire, is just one of the three spires that dominate Coventry's skyl...

St Michaels Spire - Coventry

G: Water Window on Priory Place - Coventry

by Mark Schuster, 640 meters away

Water window with a view of the steeple of Holy Trinity Church

Water Window on Priory Place - Coventry

H: Water Window - Coventry Phoenix Initiativ

by Mark Schuster, 640 meters away

Water Window - Coventry Phoenix Initiativ

I: Priory Place - Coventry

by Ralph Ames, 640 meters away

Priory Place, Coventry, at night. As well as being the home of BBC Coventry & Warwickshire, Prior...

Priory Place - Coventry

J: Priory Gardens

by Mark Schuster, 650 meters away

Priory Gardens is the site of bombing, as infact was so much of coventry. In the glass cases around t...

Priory Gardens

This panorama was taken in England, Europe

This is an overview of 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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