dreams island road
the road that leads to dreams island, through palms and a small bridge make the journey exciting and relaxing.
a small bridge that takes you from the world of reality to the world of the dreams island, dreaming n...
wonderful square of eretria
Καναρης Κωνσταντινος ( 1793--1877 ) Ηρωας της επαναστασης του 1821. Το 1810 εγινε κυβερνητης εμπορι...
2nd try, already better, beautiful ancient location behind eretria's navy monument, nadir remarkably ...
very nice view of the navy's monument at the north-east entrance of eretria, almost no errors
this is my first try with the new gear, please dont be severe i'm not pro, advice accepted, i know th...
Leontaritis secret garden, just nexto to the wonderful aerial pool, almost unreal, ideal for whom wan...
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.