A January 4th 2011 walkabout
January 4 - 2011
On todays walk I discovered an already dirty snow with few people around and the city rhythm slowly returning to normal
The places chosen this time were the park near the Cathedral (with a multiple goodbye :) to Santa, preparing to go to the good kids where the calendar wasn't reformed) and a last one with some geometric art somebody found funny to place in the city
I visited Timisoara, Romania in the summer of 2009 to attend the annual Panotools Meeting. I had a lo...
the fotovest meeting from July 31 - 2010while the rest of the group took a short trip to see the hous...
We have snow quite rarely here is how Bega looked on February 27.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TimisoaraFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaTimişoara German: Temeschb...
on November 20, 2010 the fotovest meeting took place as usual in the Piata Unirii, and we've took a w...
On a wonderful Sunday afternoon (after some unbelieveble fruit pie) I felt inspired to get out and re...
the spring has come - those wonderful magnolias bear witness to thisMy thoughts and prayers go with t...
sometime in the '80s there was a sculpture camp here in Timisoara and the results were to remain on t...
Snow in the park behind the Orthodox Cathedral
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.