Windmill De Put (Leiden)
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Windmill De Put (Leiden)

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A: Windmill de Put

by Jan Mulder, 20 meters away

Photo's taken on January 14, 2012.

Windmill de Put

B: No tresspassing under windmill De Put

by Jan Mulder, 20 meters away

Photo's taken on January 14, 2012.

No tresspassing under windmill De Put

C: View from the upper entrance door of windmill De Put

by Jan Mulder, 20 meters away

Photo's taken on January 14, 2012.

View from the upper entrance door of windmill De Put

D: Rembrandtbrug for pedestrians and cyclists

by Jan Mulder, 20 meters away

Photo's taken on January 14, 2012.

Rembrandtbrug for pedestrians and cyclists

E: Windmill Mechanics

by Jan Mulder, 20 meters away

Photo's taken on January 14, 2012.

Windmill Mechanics

F: Morspoort

by Anton van Tetering, 90 meters away

The 17th century Morspoort is the western entrance of the inner city of Leiden.

Morspoort

G: Kweekschool Zeevaart Prins Hendrik

by Jan Mulder, 100 meters away

Former school for seafarers, now a laywers office. Photo's taken on January 14, 2012.

Kweekschool Zeevaart Prins Hendrik

H: Statue of Rembrandt the painter

by Jan Mulder, 200 meters away

Statue of Rembrandt the painter

Statue of Rembrandt the painter

I: Korte Rapenburg (Leiden)

by Anton van Tetering, 210 meters away

Korte Rapenburg (Leiden)

J: Muziek in Leidse hofjes - Groot Sionshof - Angelica Vasquez

by Henk Keijzer, 400 meters away

Muziek in Leidse hofjes - Groot Sionshof - Angelica Vasquez

Muziek in Leidse hofjes - Groot Sionshof - Angelica Vasquez

This panorama was taken in Netherlands, Europe

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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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