Ivanjica - Bank of the Moravica under the Hydro Power Plant
The bank of the river Moravica under the hydro power plant is offers an interesting view of the river. It is easily accessible and therefore very interesting to many aspiring fishermen.
This staircase leads to the memorial fountain which is, unfortunately, completely dry. However, the s...
The view from the east bank of the rushing Moravica. The path leads to the veterinary station.
Park in Ivanjica is an excellent place for rest and recreation, especially during summer months.
Ivanjica's park on a clear and sunny day.
Late summer in Ivanjica's park.
Park in Ivanjica on a cloudy and snowy day
The town hall's parking lot is mainly used by the town hall employees, or aldermen.
The terrace of the Hotel 'Park'
Vidik (vee-deek, meaning 'Vista') is one of the hills that surround Ivanjica. It got its name from th...
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.