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Nearby images in Bath


A: Pulteney-bridge-bath-somerset-england

by Richard Hart, 100 meters away


B: Pulteney Bridge

by Markus Matern, 110 meters away

Pulteney Bridge

C: Bath, Somerset. Pulteney Bridge.

by John Willetts ARPS, 120 meters away

Frances Pulteney was an entrepeneur developer. She wanted to develop the land she owned south of the ...

Bath, Somerset. Pulteney Bridge.

D: pulteney-bridge-bath-somerset-england

by Richard Hart, 160 meters away


E: Pulteney Bridge South View

by Markus Matern, 160 meters away

Pulteney bridge is one of only four bridges world wide, that has shops built on it. This south shows ...

Pulteney Bridge South View

F: Bath, Parade Gardens

by John Willetts ARPS, 200 meters away

Bath without traffic and tourists, wonderful. And, as a bonus, spring blossom, perfect weather and a ...

Bath, Parade Gardens

G: Biodiversity

by Jeffrey Martin, 240 meters away


H: abbey-bath-somerset-england

by Richard Hart, 240 meters away


I: Bath Abbey

by Markus Matern, 280 meters away

Bath Abbey

J: Damien Hirst sculpture at Bath Abbey by David Hedges

by Jon Mills, 290 meters away

Damien Hirst’s ‘St Bartholomew, Exquisite Pain’ in the St Alphege Chapel, Bath Abbey (bronze sculptur...

Damien Hirst sculpture at Bath Abbey by David Hedges

This panorama was taken in Bath, Europe

This is an overview of Europe

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.

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