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A: Studio Shoot

by Daniel Oi, 20 meters away

Studio Shoot

B: Scotland Street School Museum - Classroom 1

by Gary Quigg, 520 meters away

We visited with a group of architecture students. A very interesting museum with options for children...

Scotland Street School Museum - Classroom 1

C: The Clyde arc, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

by John Leith, 680 meters away

The Clyde arc (also known as the Squinty bridge) is a bridge over the river Clyde in Glasgow. The bri...

The Clyde arc, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

D: Clyde Arc (Squinty Bridge) , Glasgow

by Alan McLean (Albiphotography), 700 meters away

The Clyde Arc , also known more locally as the "Squinty Bridge" is the first bridge to be built over ...

Clyde Arc (Squinty Bridge) , Glasgow

E: Stv Studios , Glasgow

by Alan McLean (Albiphotography), 730 meters away

These are new STV studios  which are found on the south side of the River Clyde at Pacific Quay .Orig...

Stv Studios , Glasgow

F: Substation on Albert Drive, Glasgow

by Daniel Oi, 820 meters away

Substation on Albert Drive, Glasgow

G: BBC Studios , Glasgow

by Alan McLean (Albiphotography), 910 meters away

These are the headquarters for BBC Television and radio in Scotland . It was opened in August 2007 by...

BBC Studios , Glasgow

H: Bells Bridge, Glasgow

by Daniel Oi, 970 meters away

Bells Bridge crosses the River Clyde and connects the SECC on the north side to the south bank where ...

Bells Bridge, Glasgow

J: BBC Scotland Building Corner

by Daniel Oi, 1.1 km away

BBC Scotland Building Corner

This panorama was taken in Scotland, 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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