Ivanjica - Traffic Lights in the School Area
Many generations of students used these crossings to reach their schools. These traffic lights remained in fond memories of many former students of both 'Milinko Kušić'elementary, and 'Gimnazija', high school.
'Milinko Kušić' Elementary School on a sunny summer day
The mess hall is located in school's basement. Here students have their meals during the break betwee...
Milinko Kušic elementary school is the largest elementary school in the town area.
The main entrances to the Milinko Kusic elementary school, and Ivanjica's High School are very near a...
The Ivanjica High's main entrance for students is always crowded during the school year. Since it's i...
The school's administration is located on the first floor. The offices of the headmaster and accounti...
This is the central portion of the school's main hall on the ground floor. The stairs lead down to th...
This part of the main hall is located at school main entrance. Aside from classrooms there is also th...
This part of 'Milinko Kušić' elementary school has always been reserved for junior grades' classrooms...
The section of Milinko Kušić primary school that houses the classrooms for junior grades (1st-4th).
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.