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Natuurmuseum

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De Weemhof, Ootmarsum

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A: Water mill Frans

by Jan Mulder, 5.7 km away

Photo's taken on June 2, 2012.

Water mill Frans

B: Watermill Singraven, The Netherlands

by Karel Gillissen, 6.4 km away

Watermill Singraven was constructed in 1448 and restored in 1880. It is both a saw mill and a flour m...

Watermill Singraven, The Netherlands

C: In the chapel near land mark tree "Kroezeboom"

by Jan Mulder, 7.3 km away

This tree and chapel are a locally well known land mark. Photo's taken on October 1, 2011.

In the chapel near land mark tree "Kroezeboom"

D: Landmark tree "Kroezeboom"

by Jan Mulder, 7.3 km away

This tree and chapel are a locally well known land mark. Photo's taken on October 1, 2011.

Landmark tree "Kroezeboom"

E: Inside the windmill of Fleringen

by Jan Mulder, 8.3 km away

First built in 1821 by the Heer van Herinckhave, because the water mill near his castle got insuffice...

Inside the windmill of Fleringen

F: Windmill of Fleringen

by Jan Mulder, 8.3 km away

First built in 1821 by the Heer van Herinckhave, because the water mill near his castle got insuffice...

Windmill of Fleringen

G: Draw bridge over the canal Almelo-Nordhorn.

by Jan Mulder, 9.3 km away

Draw bridge over the canal Almelo-Nordhorn. Photo's taken on October 1, 2011.

Draw bridge over the canal Almelo-Nordhorn.

H: Climbing in a cable spider

by Jan Mulder, 11.0 km away

Hulsbeek is a recreational area with among others sandy beaches along an artificial lake, green grass...

Climbing in a cable spider

I: Loudspeaker pole at Hulsbeek recreational area

by Jan Mulder, 11.1 km away

Hulsbeek is a recreational area with among others sandy beaches along an artificial lake, green grass...

Loudspeaker pole at Hulsbeek recreational area

J: Frozen Hulsbeek (1 of 3)

by Jan Mulder, 11.1 km away

After one week of freezing the ice is sufficiently strong. Photo's taken on february 4, 2012.

Frozen Hulsbeek (1 of 3)

This panorama was taken in Netherlands, Europe

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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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