Round Tower, Old Portsmouth, England
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Round Tower, Old Portsmouth, England

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An ancient fortification situated at the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour. Originally built in the 1420s to guard against attack from the sea by enemy ships.

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A: Square Tower, Old Portsmouth, England

por Gary Davies, 210 metros de distancia

Located close to the entrance of Portsmouth Harbour, the Square Tower was constructed in 1494, during...

Square Tower, Old Portsmouth, England

B: Square Tower, Old Portsmouth, England

por Gary Davies, 210 metros de distancia

Located close to the entrance of Portsmouth Harbour, the Square Tower was constructed in 1494, during...

Square Tower, Old Portsmouth, England

C: Square Tower Portsmouth England Uk

por Geoff Mather, 210 metros de distancia

The inside of the Square Tower, set out as a wedding venue.Infact this was just after the wedding of ...

Square Tower Portsmouth England Uk

D: Royal Garrison Church and sea front, Old Portsmouth Hampshire England Uk

por Geoff Mather, 370 metros de distancia

Old Portsmouth Sea front and the Royal Garrison Church, which is the oldest British Garrison Church a...

Royal Garrison Church and sea front, Old Portsmouth Hampshire England Uk

E: Royal Garrison Church, Penny Street, Old Portsmouth Hampshire England Uk

por Geoff Mather, 370 metros de distancia

The Royal Garrison Church is the oldest British Garrison Church and has been called "The British Mili...

Royal Garrison Church, Penny Street, Old Portsmouth Hampshire England Uk

F: Royal Garrison Church, Nave, Old Portsmouth Hampshire England Uk

por Geoff Mather, 390 metros de distancia

The Royal Garrison Church is the oldest British Garrison Church and has been called "The British Mili...

Royal Garrison Church, Nave, Old Portsmouth Hampshire England Uk

G: Royal Garrison Church, Chancel, Old Portsmouth Hampshire England Uk

por Geoff Mather, 410 metros de distancia

The Royal Garrison Church is the oldest British Garrison Church and has been called "The British Mili...

Royal Garrison Church, Chancel, Old Portsmouth Hampshire England Uk

H: UK - Gosport - Spinnaker Tower

por Geoff Mather, 500 metros de distancia

The Spinnaker Tower located on the Portsmouth waterfront is best seen (other than directly underneath...

UK - Gosport - Spinnaker Tower

I: Gunwharf Portsmouth

por Tom Hurley, 500 metros de distancia

Gunwharf Quay is a retail and entertainment venue located by the entrance to Portsmouth harbour. It i...

Gunwharf Portsmouth

J: UK - Gosport - Haslar Marina

por Geoff Mather, 520 metros de distancia

The Haslar Marina overlooks Portsmouth Harbour and has a great view of the Spinnaker Tower, possibly ...

UK - Gosport - Haslar Marina

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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