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River Wear

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The most popular and photogenic view of Durham Cathedral and Castle is adjacent to one of the wiers spanning the River Wear.

The River Wear provides some 1800m of river that can be rowed on, stretching from Old Durham Beck in the east to the wier next to Durham School Boat Club's boat house in the west . This includes the 700m straight used for most of the Durham Regatta - the premier rowing event in the North East of England, held each year on the second weekend in June.

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A: Durham

por Paul Keating, 80 metros de distancia

Sitting on top of a natural penisula formed by the River Wear, Durham Cathedral and Castle mark the c...

Durham

B: Prebends Bridge

por Paul Keating, 180 metros de distancia

Prebends Bridge in Durham has spanned the River Wear since 1778, one of three stone arch bridges in t...

Prebends Bridge

C: Durham Cathedral

por Paul Keating, 350 metros de distancia

Durham Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was built in the late 11th and early 12th centur...

Durham Cathedral

D: Durham Panorama

por Paul Keating, 720 metros de distancia

The magnificant panoramic view of Durham's rooftops with the Cathedral and Castle in the distance. Th...

Durham Panorama

E: Durham City

por Paul Keating, 770 metros de distancia

Overlooking the City of Durham, a familiar sight to countless train passengers who arrive or pass thr...

Durham City

F: Hetton Silver Band Hall in Situ - February 2011

por Andy Martin, a 10.1 km.

View of Hetton Band Hall in situ, before being deconstructed for rebuilding at Beamish Museum. Find o...

Hetton Silver Band Hall in Situ - February 2011

G: Hetton Silver Band Hall interior - February 2011

por Andy Martin, a 10.1 km.

View of Hetton Band Hall interior, before being deconstructed for rebuilding at Beamish Museum. Find ...

Hetton Silver Band Hall interior - February 2011

H: Miners' Memorial Garden

por Paul Keating, a 13.2 km.

The New Herrington Miners' Memorial Garden was opened in July 2004 to remember the miners who lost th...

Miners' Memorial Garden

I: Baxter & Y7 Steaming Up at Rowley Station, Beamish Museum

por Andy Martin, a 13.2 km.

Double Header at Rowley Station during the 2012 Great North Steam Fair. See the Beamish Transport Blo...

Baxter & Y7 Steaming Up at Rowley Station, Beamish Museum

J: Steam at Rowley Station Goods Yard

por Andy Martin, a 13.2 km.

Steam Vehicles Rowley Station during the 2012 Great North Steam Fair. See the Beamish Transport Blog ...

Steam at Rowley Station Goods Yard

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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