Ivanjica - Late Afternoon on the Main Street in Summer
There is usually little activity on Ivanjica's main street during summer afternoons. People start to arrive in the evening to relax after hot summer days.
This passage connects the Milinka Kušića St. with the Mića Matovića St. The old movie theatre was a g...
'Kod Bankrota' ('At Bankrupt's') tavern was opened more than a decade ago. It ows its name to the tav...
Aside from the cafés, the main street in Ivanjica is mostly deserted on Sundays.
'At Totara's' is one of the few true taverns that still exist in Ivanjica. Though small, it hosts ple...
The old, wooden house, named "Kusica Han", was being used as living quarters, before it was moved to ...
The Church of St. Emperor Constantine and Empress Helena was built in 1836. just three years after th...
The centre of Ivanjica on a Saturday in July
Town centre on a Saturday in July.
The back entrance of Ivanjica's Technical School is mainly used by the teachers parents and various s...
The centre of Ivanjica on a Sunday afternoon.
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.