Deya Beach With Restaurant And Anchored Yachts
This is the popular stone beach of Deya, just a few kilometers from the artist village of deya which is situated between soller and valldemossa. In the beginning of 1900 the first artist and writers began to arrive. At present more then half of the approximate residents are foreigners. The most famous of all is probably the writer and poet Robert Graves.
Deia lies between Soller and Valldemossa on the rugged north west coast of Mallorca.Deia is seen by ...
The poet Robert Graves is buried in the church yard of Deia in majorca.The text on his grave stone i...
This little statue is a present from" el poble de deia ( de people of deia) to the doctor William H W...
In 1867 the Austrian Archduke Ludwig Salvator visited Mallorca and loved it that much that he stayed....
The refuge was built by the Archduke Louis Salvador who settled on Majorca to provide shelter to thos...
This is one of the most hidden places in Mallorca, next to Valldemossa village and its harbour, you c...
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.