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Iford Manor

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Iford Manor has a large garden area with many Roman style architectures and buildings, as well as topiary.

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Imágenes cercanas en England

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A: Hinton Charterhouse, Somerset.

por John Willetts ARPS, a 2.3 km.

English Oak trees at their most colourful standing in 18th Century Parkland in the southern Cotswolds.

Hinton Charterhouse, Somerset.

B: Hinton Charterhouse, Somerset. Hoar Frost.

por John Willetts ARPS, a 2.4 km.

Hoar Frost is usually formed during freezing, foggy weather. When it drifts across solid objects like...

Hinton Charterhouse, Somerset. Hoar Frost.

C: Meticulous Chambre @ Speakers House

por Imran Azam, a 3.1 km.

The height of magnificent British architectural tradition; the 'chambre' room at the Speakers House, ...

Meticulous Chambre @ Speakers House

D: Bradford on Avon garden

por James Barrett, a 3.2 km.

Summer day in the back garden. Note the incinerator.

Bradford on Avon garden

E: Norton St Philip

por John Willetts ARPS, a 4.0 km.

The Somerset village of Norton St Philip goes back over a thousand years. It might be beautiful but i...

Norton St Philip

F: Midford, Somerset. Water Meadow.

por John Willetts ARPS, a 4.0 km.

High Summer on the outskirts of the hamlet of Midford which lies in, what used to be, the Valley of t...

Midford, Somerset. Water Meadow.

G: The Avon Valley, Flooded

por John Willetts ARPS, a 4.1 km.

During a brief sunny interlude following days of heavy rain I managed to wade through the watter sodd...

The Avon Valley, Flooded

H: Monkton Combe. Blackthorn, Midford Valley.

por John Willetts ARPS, a 4.2 km.

Blackthorn blossom overlooking the Midford Valley near Brassknocker Hill. It is a common hedgerow tre...

Monkton Combe. Blackthorn, Midford Valley.

I: Bath, Midford Castle. Hawthorn.

por John Willetts ARPS, a 4.5 km.

Midford Castle is really a folley. Only the super-rich live here. Nicolas Cage owned it for a while.T...

Bath, Midford Castle. Hawthorn.

J: Rode, Wiltshire

por John Willetts ARPS, a 5.0 km.

Remember "The Suspicions of Mr Whicher"? The family would have known this place well - just off the o...

Rode, Wiltshire

Este panorama fue tomado en England, Europe

Esta es una vista general de 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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