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Nothe Fort

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A stunning viewpoint on the southern entrance to Weymouth Harbour. It is possible to see the white chalk cliffs to the east (known as White Nothe and part of the Jurassic Cast that extends along most of the Dorset coast), the Isle of Portland and Portland Harbour to the south, tho Old Harbour of Weymouth to the east and Weymouth Bay and the famous sands to the north.

The safe waters of Weymouth Bay have been chosen as the venue for the sailing events of the 2012 Olympic Games.

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Imágenes cercanas en England

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A: Weymouth Town Centre

por Simon Nobes, 720 metros de distancia

Weymouth's busy St Mary Street. Just a few yards from the famous white sands, this scene shows part o...

Weymouth Town Centre

B: Outside of Wyke Regis Church, Weymouth

por Mark Poston, a 2.6 km.

Outside of Wyke Regis Church, Weymouth

C: Chesil Beach Portland England

por James Battersby, a 3.9 km.

Chesil Beach is an 18 mile long pebble beach that runs from West Bay to Portland in the west of Dorse...

Chesil Beach Portland England

D: The kids playing on Chesil beach

por Bob Stapleton, a 5.2 km.

The kids playing on Chesil beach

E: Chesil Beach

por Mark Poston, a 5.3 km.

Chesil Beach

F: The Verne Prison

por Bob Stapleton, a 5.4 km.

"The Verne" Prison is a mens prison on Portland Island in Dorset. It was built in 1949 and is a catag...

The Verne Prison

G: St George Church

por Sophie Morse, a 6.7 km.

St George's is a redundant church, situated on The Isle of Portland it was finished in 1766.It's situ...

St George Church

H: St George Portland

por Sophie Morse, a 6.7 km.

St George's is a redundant church, situated on The Isle of Portland it was finished in 1766. Unfortun...

St George Portland

I: Pennsylvania Castle

por Bob Stapleton, a 7.7 km.

View from the fromt of Pennsylvania Castle in Portland Dorset. The castle was built in 1800 and was p...

Pennsylvania Castle

J: The View From White Nothe

por Simon Nobes, a 8.8 km.

The view from White Nothe - a chalk cliff situated to the east of Weymouth Bay in Dorset, within the ...

The View From White Nothe

Este panorama fue tomado en England, Europe

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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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