Ivanjica - At the Skyscraper
Although it is not as tall as many of its counterparts, it still is the tallest building in Ivanjica which earned it the nickname, 'skyscraper'. It is purely residential and houses numerous apartments.
This bridge isn't actually a suspension bridge, but it used to be in the previous century. Neverthele...
Kej Braće Damjanović ('Quay of Damjanovic Brothers') connects the 'Hanging Bridge' and Cvetka Zečević...
Many generations of students used these crossings to reach their schools. These traffic lights remain...
Milinko Kušic elementary school is the largest elementary school in the town area.
The garden of Ljubodrag Martinović, a fisherman, naturalist and philantropist.
'Milinko Kušić' Elementary School on a sunny summer day
The garden of Ljubodrag Martinovic, a fisherman, naturalist and philantropist.
One can buy a wide variety of agricultural goods at Ivanjica's market. The best offer is on Fridays, ...
The mess hall is located in school's basement. Here students have their meals during the break betwee...
The Ivanjica High's main entrance for students is always crowded during the school year. Since it's i...
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.