Ivanjica - GSM Base Station at Vidin Krs
The GSM base station at Vidin Krš belongs to MTS ('Mobile Telephony of Serbia'), one of Serbia's GSM operators.
Vidin Krš ('vee-deen-krsh', 'Vida's Wreck' in English), is a small rock formation located on one of t...
These old houses are a typical example of the architecture that existed in Stari Vlah for centuries.
This small stone quarry is located right beside the road to Vidin Krš.
The walking trail, named 'The Trail of Health', above the 'Special Hospital for Blood Disorders', bet...
The 'Fountain of Love' at the 'Special Hospital for Blood Disorders', better known as 'Anemija', amon...
Rooms for the patients and guests of the 'Special Hospital for Blood Disorders', better known as 'Ane...
Behind the main building of the 'Special Hospital for Blood Disorders', better known as 'Anemija', am...
The sign above the bench reads (loosely translated from Serbian): 'He who is patient will be saved!'
The wooden benches in the park of the 'Special Hospital for Blood Disorders', better known as 'Anemij...
The 'Sunce' ('The Sun') day care centre is run by the Cerebral Palsy Association of Ivanjica. Employe...
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.