Workshop interior pano
a 360x180 panorama of my garage, insane megapixels so zoom right in and read the mm scales on the rulers!
shot with the 14mm samyang on a home-engineered panoramic rail system
a panoramic image by www.clarkjamesdigital.com
The rose garden looked pretty bare at the time we visited, with the only colour being offered by thes...
Many of the trees in the woods at Himley Hall near Dudley have, or are close to, the end of their nat...
Trapmakers workshop at the Black Country Living Museum in Dudley. The site is a 'living' museum, open...
Castlefields boat dock at the Black Country Living Museum in Dudley. Note the hand-operated lifting b...
The Tramshed at the Black Country Living Museum in Dudley in the West Midlands. The 22 acre site is a...
Dudley Court house, with the castle in the far off distance. x Steve Fly
Back in the day, this section of canal would have been the equivalent of a motorway, and one of the b...
Air Traffic control at Half Penny Green Airport. Taken with Ipad and APP: photosynth. Please enjoy, x...
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.