From de series "beauty spots, Walcheren": Gapinge, village square
From de series "beauty spots, Walcheren": Gapinge, village square.
This is a typical village in Walcheren, Zeeland, Holland. It still dwells on traditions.
from the series ".....kerke". Zeeland / Walcheren: Serooskerke. A project of panoramas of villages du...
From de series "beauty spots, Veere": the Wijngaardstraat.The town of Veere knows some lovely streets...
In front of the Grote Kerk, the Large Church in Veere.
From de series "beauty spots, Veere": OliemolenstraatIn this nice town you can walk around and visit ...
In Veere, Walcheren, Zeeland, this is the area where water and land meet. It's a good starting place ...
This well, close to the church, dates from 1543 and was very modern in it's days. It was filled with ...
The harbour is Veere is a good place to stay when you are travelling through Zeeland. The lovely town...
The Markt in Veere is the centre of town and the oldest buildings can be found here.
From de series "beauty spots, Veere": townhallIn this nice town you can walk around and visit the ol...
This is Veere at 9 pm...during the European championship football 2012.
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.