Aerial views from Walton Hill
Aerial views from Walton Hill Car park. Views over to Glastonbury Tor. The nearest town is Street famous for Clark Shoes. The land is managed by The National Trust in the uk.
This is St Dunstan's Churchyard with buttercups and primroses growing among the gravestones. Buttercu...
A former tannery site in Glastonbury is being redeveloped into a business park, though some local peo...
The Somerset Levels were an area of marshland and lagoons on the edge of the Bristol Channel with Gla...
The Abbots own kitchen was a grand affair compared to the the Monk's kitchen. Laid out and cooking i...
In the middle of the town is the Market Cross, these days an area to relax and enjoy the mid day sun....
Some of the quieter streets and roads that adjoin the town centre.
The starting view looks out across the Refectory and Cloisters to the walls of the Knave of the Abbey.
The Lady Chapel is to the West (Left), the Knave of the Abbey and Galilee (Porch) of the Abbey itself...
The Garden of the Libary of Avalon, the Stone Age shop and some Blue Loos !
This Court Yard off of the High St. has a variety of shops, Cafes, religious halls and memorable shop...
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.