Clifton Skatepark - Nottingham
New skatepark opened in Clifton around September 2011. Built by Maverick Industries, one of the best Uk skatepark companies around. To get this high elevated pano I stood on top of the bench shelter, had the camera fully extended on a tripod then used a remote trigger to capture the shots.
This is the site chosen for an architecture project about building a semi-covered shelter on campus.
Out on a ride along Nottingham's canal, we stopped off out side the Magistrates Court on a little bri...
My first spherical panorama taken without using a tripod.
Brewhouse yard is a great place to see the history of Nottingham and the lives that people have had i...
Robin Hood is famous for his gallantry, robbing the rich to feed the poor and fighting against injust...
St Nicholas' Parish averages about 500 yards in length and 250 in breadth. It is bounded on the west ...
Nottingham has a colourful past of legend and lace and caves and castles. Beneath the bustling city s...
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.